Taking the reigns: 11-year-old James Viscount Severn takes mother Sophie Wessex for a spin in family Land Rover in the Windsor castle grounds

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Prince Edward’s son seen behind the wheel of the Discovery while mother Sophie, 54, sat in passenger seat
The Wessex family attended the Easter Service at St George’s Chapel yesterday in Windsor and stayed today
Prince Philip, 97, travelled in a carriage while The Queen, 93, rode horse western style around castle grounds
Prince Edward, 55, joined them on horseback with his eldest child and only daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, 15
Earlier Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 54, and son James, 11, played fetch with the family dogs in the grounds

Its the Wessexs second day in Windsor as the family of four yesterday attended the Easter Service at St Georges chapel pictured
Its the Wessexs second day in Windsor as the family of four yesterday attended the Easter Service at St Georges chapel pictured

James Viscount Severn took the family Land Rover for a spin around the grounds of Windsor Castle as the Wessex family enjoyed some quality time together during the sunny bank holiday weekend.

The 11-year-old son of Prince Edward got behind the wheel of the Discovery, with mother Sophie, Countess of Wessex sat beside him in the passenger seat during a spin on Monday.

In attendance to celebrate the Queens birthday were from front the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Princess Beatrice Prince Andrew Zara and Mike Tindall
In attendance to celebrate the Queens birthday were from front the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Princess Beatrice Prince Andrew Zara and Mike Tindall

Despite his age, the young royal is permitted to drive on the grounds of Windsor Castle as it is private land, meaning he does not need a provisional licence or insurance to get behind the wheel.

Earlier in the day Edward, 55, and his daughter Lady Louise, 15, cantered around the grounds on horseback, while Prince Philip, 97, relaxed in a horse-drawn carriage.

And The Queen proved she’s still an able horse rider at 93 as she mounted her steed western style for a trot in the sunshine.

The Queen who turned yesterday rode her horse western style while being accompanied by a courtier around the grounds of Windsor Castle
The Queen who turned yesterday rode her horse western style while being accompanied by a courtier around the grounds of Windsor Castle

Clearly enjoying some mother and son bonding time, Sophie and James were also seen playing fetch with the family’s two dogs.

Sophie, 54, dressed down in grey jeans and a patterned shirt, while James, 11, sported camouflage gear to play with the family’s adorable black Labrador and golden spaniel.

It appears the Wessex family have spent the weekend in Windsor, as they were pictured yesterday attending the Easter service with various royals.

The Duke of Edinburgh rode in a carriage and was accompanied by two female members of staff as two black horses led the way
The Duke of Edinburgh rode in a carriage and was accompanied by two female members of staff as two black horses led the way

Sporty Sophie pinned her blonde hair back and sheltered her eyes from the sun in a pair of dark shades as she chased around the family’s pets.

James, who teamed his camo look with Hunter wellington boots, followed in his mother’s footsteps by throwing a tennis ball back and forth for the delighted hounds.

Edward, the Queen’s youngest son, wore dark breeches, and a crystal-white shirt and horse-riding helmet.

Countess Sophie of Wessex appeared to drive to the castle and let the familys dogs out from to run around the expansive grounds
Countess Sophie of Wessex appeared to drive to the castle and let the familys dogs out from to run around the expansive grounds

Louise matched her father in horse-riding gear, opting for navy breeches and a matching polo-neck T-shirt and gilet jacket.

Meanwhile the Queen kept herself warm in a headscarf and cream coat, while Philip wore a brown flatcap and a khaki raincoat.

Edward and his family were yesterday pictured attending The Queen’s birthday celebration and Easter Sunday service at St. George’s Chapel.

Her Majesty was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex at Windsor Castle – though pregnant Meghan was nowhere to be seen.

James who teamed his camo look with Hunter wellington boots followed in his mothers footsteps by throwing a tennis ball back and forth for the dogs
James who teamed his camo look with Hunter wellington boots followed in his mothers footsteps by throwing a tennis ball back and forth for the dogs

Zara and Mike Tindall, Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice, and Peter and Autumn Phillips and were also in attendance for the seasonal service.

April 21, the day the Queen was born, is the first of the monarch’s two birthdays.

She also has an official one on the second Saturday in June each year, which is commemorated with the Trooping the Colour parade.

Sporty Sophie pinned her blonde hair back and sheltered her eyes from the sun in a pair of dark shades as she chased around the familys pets including a glossy black labrador
Sporty Sophie pinned her blonde hair back and sheltered her eyes from the sun in a pair of dark shades as she chased around the familys pets including a glossy black labrador

Gun salutes are also fired as a mark of respect to the Queen on her special day – but never on a Sunday, so this year they were delayed to today.

James Viscount Severn was spotted taking the family Land Rover for a spin around the grounds of Windsor Castle On Monday
James Viscount Severn was spotted taking the family Land Rover for a spin around the grounds of Windsor Castle On Monday

On Monday afternoon, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery rode their horses and gun carriages past Buckingham Palace en route to Hyde Park to stage a 41 Gun Royal Salute.

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