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The Queen invites photographer to Windsor to see her horse riding

by Victoria Howard

Hardly seen since lockdown began in March, The Queen this weekend invited a photographer to Windsor Castle to snap her riding.

While we have seen Her Majesty in two video messages and a couple of official photos, the 94-year-old has not been spotted on her regular hacks through the grounds of Windsor. She has instead been using secluded areas for her horse riding.

The Queen rides Fell pony Fern in Windsor Great Park. PA/Buckingham Palace

But the palace allowed a PA photographer in to capture the Monarch with her Fell pony, Fern, who is 14 as they took exercise in Windsor Home Park.

The Queen wears cream jodhpurs, a green check jacket and burgundy leather boots. As always, she forewent a helmet for a vibrant pink headscarf, decorated with jockey jerseys. The piece is probably from Hermes.

We suspect the photos were released as a means of reassurance to the people that The Queen is well and still working, as well as mobile, in a time when she cannot be out amongst the public during this pandemic.

Her Majesty invited a photographer to Windsor to see her riding. PA/Buckingham Palace

Elizabeth II has been riding several times each week, we are told.

Since she was a child, the Royal has enjoyed everything equine. Each June, she is a regular fixture at Royal Ascot, and breeds race horses at Sandringham.

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