Queen looks delighted in teal as she enjoys day one of the Royal Windsor Horse Show – Daily Mail

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The Queen looked in great spirits today as she attended day one of the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Berkshire – following a busy morning of engagements in Scotland.

Her Majesty, 95, who has been based at Windsor Castle since the start of the pandemic, looked elegant in a teal ensemble, while carrying one of her many trusty patent handbags from Launer for the occasion. 

The Queen was joined at the annual event by Prince Philip‘s carriage-driving companion – one of his closest confidantes – Penny Romsey, 68, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma.

Earlier in the day, the Queen’s daughter-in-law Sophie Wessex, dressed in a floor-length mint green pleated skirt and a navy blazer, was also pictured at the prestigious show, which has long been an unmissable event in Her Majesty’s diary. 

The monarch could be seen beaming with joy as she watched the action and soaked up the atmosphere at one of her favourite equestrian events of the year in the private grounds of her home. 

It comes after warring brothers Prince William and Prince Harry reunited at Kensington Palace today for the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue on what would have been her 60th birthday.

The Queen (pictured) looked in great spirits today as she attended day one of the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Berkshire

The Queen (pictured) looked in great spirits today as she attended day one of the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Berkshire

The Queen (pictured) looked in great spirits today as she attended day one of the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Berkshire

Her Majesty (pictured), 95, who has been based at Windsor Castle since the start of the pandemic, looked elegant in a teal ensemble, while carrying one of her many trusty patent handbags from Launer for the occasion

Her Majesty (pictured), 95, who has been based at Windsor Castle since the start of the pandemic, looked elegant in a teal ensemble, while carrying one of her many trusty patent handbags from Launer for the occasion

With a sanitary mask in her hand, the Countess of Wessex looked at the selection of drink

With a sanitary mask in her hand, the Countess of Wessex looked at the selection of drink

Her Majesty (pictured left), 95, who has been based at Windsor Castle since the start of the pandemic, looked elegant in a teal ensemble, while carrying one of her many trusty patent handbags from Launer for the occasion. The Countess of Wessex was also at the event, pictured right

She was joined at the annual event by Prince Philip's carriage-driving companion - one of his closest confidantes - Penny Romsey, 68, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma (pictured centre, behind the Queen)

She was joined at the annual event by Prince Philip's carriage-driving companion - one of his closest confidantes - Penny Romsey, 68, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma (pictured centre, behind the Queen)

She was joined at the annual event by Prince Philip’s carriage-driving companion – one of his closest confidantes – Penny Romsey, 68, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma (pictured centre, behind the Queen)

The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex arrive for the unveiling, putting aside any differences they've faced

The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex arrive for the unveiling, putting aside any differences they've faced

The bronze statue made by Ian Rank-Broadley shows Diana with her arms around two children, and towered over the brothers as they revealed it to the world this afternoon

The bronze statue made by Ian Rank-Broadley shows Diana with her arms around two children, and towered over the brothers as they revealed it to the world this afternoon

It comes after warring brothers Prince William and Prince Harry reunited at Kensington Palace today for the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue on what would have been her 60th birthday 

One guest included Penelope ‘Penny’ Knatchbull, previously known as Lady Romsey and later Lady Brabourne, who married Lord Romsey, Earl Mountbatten’s grandson Norton Knatchbull.

A close friend of Prince Philip’s, she was one of 30 guests allowed to attend his funeral due to coronavirus rules, following the Duke’s passing on April 9, aged 99.

The Queen is a regular fixture at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which is now in its 77th year and attracts well-heeled visitors from all over the world.

Her daughter-in-law appeared in great spirits when attending the show today, with Sophie, 56, swapping her usual heels for a pair of sensible, white trainers as she strolled through the grounds across the grass and chatted with other attendees. 

The monarch (pictured) could be seen beaming with joy as she watched the action

The monarch (pictured) could be seen beaming with joy as she watched the action

The Queen soaked up the atmosphere at one of her favourite equestrian events of the year in the private grounds of her home

The Queen soaked up the atmosphere at one of her favourite equestrian events of the year in the private grounds of her home

The monarch (pictured) could be seen beaming with joy as she watched the action and soaked up the atmosphere at one of her favourite equestrian events of the year in the private grounds of her home

The Queen (pictured) was spotted with fellow spectators at the prestigious show, which has long been an unmissable event in Her Majesty's diary

The Queen (pictured) was spotted with fellow spectators at the prestigious show, which has long been an unmissable event in Her Majesty's diary

The Queen (pictured) was spotted with fellow spectators at the prestigious show, which has long been an unmissable event in Her Majesty’s diary

Last year the show was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and went online instead. Pictured, the Queen enjoying herself today

Last year the show was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and went online instead. Pictured, the Queen enjoying herself today

Last year the show was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and went online instead. Pictured, the Queen enjoying herself today

One guest included Penelope 'Penny' Knatchbull (pictured left), previously known as Lady Romsey and later Lady Brabourne, who married Lord Romsey, Earl Mountbatten's grandson Norton Knatchbull

One guest included Penelope 'Penny' Knatchbull (pictured left), previously known as Lady Romsey and later Lady Brabourne, who married Lord Romsey, Earl Mountbatten's grandson Norton Knatchbull

One guest included Penelope ‘Penny’ Knatchbull (pictured left), previously known as Lady Romsey and later Lady Brabourne, who married Lord Romsey, Earl Mountbatten’s grandson Norton Knatchbull

A close friend of Prince Philip's, Penny (pictured behind the Queen) was one of 30 guests allowed to attend his funeral due to coronavirus rules, following the Duke's passing on April 9, aged 99

A close friend of Prince Philip's, Penny (pictured behind the Queen) was one of 30 guests allowed to attend his funeral due to coronavirus rules, following the Duke's passing on April 9, aged 99

Queen Elizabeth II and Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Queen Elizabeth II and Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma

A close friend of Prince Philip’s, Penny (pictured behind the Queen) was one of 30 guests allowed to attend his funeral due to coronavirus rules, following the Duke’s passing on April 9, aged 99

The event was also forced to postpone in 2001 due to foot and mouth disease, while one day of the show was previously cancelled in May 2016 due to flooding. Pictured, the Queen today

The event was also forced to postpone in 2001 due to foot and mouth disease, while one day of the show was previously cancelled in May 2016 due to flooding. Pictured, the Queen today

The event was also forced to postpone in 2001 due to foot and mouth disease, while one day of the show was previously cancelled in May 2016 due to flooding. Pictured, the Queen today

The Queen (pictured) was all smiles when arriving at the event, dressed in an elegant blue outfit paired with smart black shoes

The Queen (pictured) was all smiles when arriving at the event, dressed in an elegant blue outfit paired with smart black shoes

The Queen (pictured) was all smiles when arriving at the event, dressed in an elegant blue outfit paired with smart black shoes

The mother-of-two completed her ensemble with a pair of black sunglasses perched on her head and wore her blonde hair straight down over her shoulders with some two-stone stud earrings. The natural beauty kept her makeup minimal, completing her look with a light pink lipstick, and a lick of mascara.  

Walking along the show’s stall, Sophie took a gander of all the businesses exhibiting at the show today.  As the sun shone on Windsor, she took her jacket off to reveal a casual white tee with a black pocket. 

She stopped to try some liqueur at The Oxton Liqueur Company stall.  She also treated herself to a hat from milliner Hayfield England, donning a navy blue accessories adorned with a leather band, leather brooch and brown and blue feathers. 

Meanwhile, the Queen returned from Scotland to attend the horse show, which is thought to be one of her favourite events of the year, after joining her daughter Princess Anne, 70, at the University of Edinburgh earlier today. 

A day at the horse show! The Countess of Wessex, 56,  donned casual footwear as she attended The Royal Windsor Horse Show today, held on the grounds of Windsor Castle

A day at the horse show! The Countess of Wessex, 56,  donned casual footwear as she attended The Royal Windsor Horse Show today, held on the grounds of Windsor Castle

The Countess of Wessex donned casual footwear as she attended The Royal Windsor Horse Show today, held on the grounds of Windsor Castle

The Countess of Wessex donned casual footwear as she attended The Royal Windsor Horse Show today, held on the grounds of Windsor Castle

A day at the horse show! The Countess of Wessex, 56,  donned casual footwear as she attended The Royal Windsor Horse Show today, held on the grounds of Windsor Castle

Beaming! Wearing her hat and casual t-shirt, the Queen's daughter-in-law seemed to be enjoying her time at the horse show today

Beaming! Wearing her hat and casual t-shirt, the Queen's daughter-in-law seemed to be enjoying her time at the horse show today

Beaming! Wearing her hat and casual t-shirt, the Queen’s daughter-in-law seemed to be enjoying her time at the horse show today 

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Sophie was wearing a navy blue at which added a pop of colour to her outfit

Sophie was wearing a navy blue at which added a pop of colour to her outfit

The Countess's new head-wear complimented her eye colour

The Countess's new head-wear complimented her eye colour

Hats off! The Countess seemed to be wearing a navy blue fedora hat from milliner Hayfield England, who were exhibiting at the Windsor event

The mother-of-two completed her ensemble with a pair of black sunglasses perched on her head and wore her blonde hair straight down over her shoulders with some stud earrings

The mother-of-two completed her ensemble with a pair of black sunglasses perched on her head and wore her blonde hair straight down over her shoulders with some stud earrings

The natural beauty kept her makeup minimal, completing her look with a light pink lipstick, and a lick of mascara

The natural beauty kept her makeup minimal, completing her look with a light pink lipstick, and a lick of mascara

The mother-of-two completed her ensemble with a pair of black sunglasses perched on her head and wore her blonde hair straight down over her shoulders with some stud earrings

This morning, the Countess of Wessex put her sunglasses on to take a look at the shopping area, where businesses advertise their products at the horse show

This morning, the Countess of Wessex put her sunglasses on to take a look at the shopping area, where businesses advertise their products at the horse show

This morning, the Countess of Wessex put her sunglasses on to take a look at the shopping area, where businesses advertise their products at the horse show 

The Queen is believed to have attended every single year since it began as a wartime fundraising event back in 1943. Last year the show was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and went online instead. 

It was also forced to postpone in 2001 due to foot and mouth disease, while one day of the show was previously cancelled in May 2016 due to flooding.

The event is intrinsically linked with the royal family; both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh competed at it during their younger years, with Prince Philip entering the Carriage Driving at Royal Windsor Horse Show for 30 years, winning it just once in 1982.

Paying attention: The Queen appeared in deep concentration when watching the show, alongside Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Paying attention: The Queen appeared in deep concentration when watching the show, alongside Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Queen Elizabeth II and Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Queen Elizabeth II and Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Paying attention: The Queen appeared in deep concentration when watching the show, alongside Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma

The Queen (pictured) speaks to other guests at the Royal Windsor Horse Show this afternoon - following her morning in Scotland

The Queen (pictured) speaks to other guests at the Royal Windsor Horse Show this afternoon - following her morning in Scotland

The Queen (pictured) speaks to other guests at the Royal Windsor Horse Show this afternoon – following her morning in Scotland

In more recent years, the Queen has watched many of her own horses take part in the showing class competitions. The Royal Windsor Horse Show continues tomorrow until its final event on Sunday, July 4.  

Her Majesty’s outings comes after Prince William and Prince Harry put aside their personal differences and stood shoulder-to-shoulder to unveil the bronze statue of their mother in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, which became a place of solace for Diana before her death in 1997.

The statue, made by Ian Rank-Broadley, shows Diana with her arms around two children, and towered over the brothers as they revealed it to the world this afternoon.

The Queen (pictured arriving) is a regular fixture at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which is now in its 77th year and attracts well-heeled visitors from all over the world

The Queen (pictured arriving) is a regular fixture at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which is now in its 77th year and attracts well-heeled visitors from all over the world

The Queen (pictured arriving) is a regular fixture at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which is now in its 77th year and attracts well-heeled visitors from all over the world

The Queen (pictured) is believed to have attended every single year since it began as a wartime fundraising event back in 1943

The Queen (pictured) is believed to have attended every single year since it began as a wartime fundraising event back in 1943

The Queen (pictured) is believed to have attended every single year since it began as a wartime fundraising event back in 1943

During the engagement Harry clapped his hands with excitement before the sculpture was revealed. William appeared far more serious during the short ceremony and the awkward walk to the Sunken Garden. 

In a joint statement released this afternoon, the brothers said: ‘Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.’

They added: ‘Today, on what would have been our Mother’s 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better. 

‘Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadley, Pip Morrison and their teams for their outstanding work, to the friends and donors who helped make this happen, and to all those around the world who keep our mother’s memory alive.’ 

 

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