Queen Elizabeth II made an appearance on Friday at a prestigious equestrian competition in Windsor, enough to allay concerns about her state of health a few days after missing the opening of the new parliamentary session.
Queen Elizabeth II made an appearance on Friday at a prestigious equestrian competition in Windsor, enough to allay concerns about her state of health a few days after missing the opening of the new parliamentary session. Passionate about horses, the 96-year-old sovereign was photographed smiling and relaxed on her arrival at the “Royal Windsor Horse Show”, near Windsor Castle where she now resides.
Sitting in the front passenger seat of a Range Rover
Wearing tinted glasses and a dark blue cardigan, she sat in the front passenger seat of a Range Rover, according to the Press Association news agency. She was seen exchanging a few words and joking with a small group of people from the rolled down window of the car. Several of his horses participate in the event.
Due to mobility problems and on the advice of her doctors, Elizabeth II had given up on Tuesday to deliver the traditional speech from the throne marking a new parliamentary session, for only the third time in 70 years of reign. She was replaced for the first time by Crown Prince Charles, 73, bringing a new sign of the transition underway for the British monarchy under the effect of his health problems.
A mysterious night in the hospital
The Queen’s appearances have become rare. Seen with a cane in recent months, Elizabeth II had spent a night in the hospital last October for reasons that have never been disclosed. She had also been infected with the coronavirus in February. Her last public appearance was at the March 29 memorial service for her late husband Prince Philip, who died aged 99 in 2021. Her absence from the throne speech had reignited questions about her early June participation in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations marking her 70 years of reign, unequaled for a British monarch.