Queen heartbreak as monarch forced to give up beloved pastime after ‘discomfort’


THE Queen was forced to give up horse riding two months ago after suffering “discomfort”, it has been claimed.

The monarch, 95, has reportedly not been horseriding since early September when she was on her Scottish summer holiday at Balmoral. Her Majesty stopped riding due to “discomfort” and is said to be “extremely disappointed”.

A Balmoral source told the Sun: “She was in quite a bit of discomfort.

“She adores riding and it has been part of her ritual for most of her life.

“She has been extremely disappointed not to go riding since the beginning of September.”

However, the Queen is said to be determined to get back to her beloved hobby soon.


The Queen has reportedly had to stop horseriding (Image: GETTY)


The Queen pictured riding in June 2020 (Image: BUCKINGHAM PALACE)

The monarch is known for her love of horses and until now has regularly ridden her Fell ponies around the grounds of Windsor.

Her Majesty is also a breeder of thoroughbred racehorses.

It comes as the Queen is carrying out light duties after spending Wednesday night in hospital last week.

She was forced to cancel a trip to Northern Ireland, as well as her upcoming appearance at the UN climate change conference Cop26.


The monarch is known for her love of horses (Image: GETTY)

The monarch was due to travel to Scotland for the high-profile evening engagement on Monday, but she will now record a video address for delegates.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Following advice to rest, the Queen has been undertaking light duties at Windsor Castle.

“Her Majesty has regretfully decided that she will no longer travel to Glasgow to attend the evening reception of Cop26 on Monday, 1st November.

“Her Majesty is disappointed not to attend the reception but will deliver an address to the assembled delegates via a recorded video message.”

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The Queen has twice used a walking stick in recent weeks (Image: GETTY)

The Queen underwent preliminary tests in hospital on October 20 during her first overnight stay at a medical facility in eight years.

And she has twice used a walking stick in recent weeks.

The Queen returned to work on Tuesday after her short hospital stay.

The monarch carried out virtual audiences from Windsor Castle, her first official engagements in seven days, after she was ordered to rest by doctors.

The Queen is following the advice to rest and carry out only light duties.

Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, said the audiences were an encouraging sign of a “more visible” Queen again.

Mr Little said: “It is encouraging because she hasn’t been seen publicly for a week and now we’re seeing her back at work.

“Although she has been working on her boxes behind the scenes, this is the more visible monarch again.”


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