Queen in Reflective Mood Taking Horse Ride Around Windsor Castle

Published November 11th, 2019 - 01:58 GMT
The Queen was spotted horse riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle this morning (Twitter)
The Queen was spotted horse riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle this morning (Twitter)
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Yesterday the Queen joined the rest of the royal family at the traditional wreath-laying service at The Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, and was seen wiping her eyes.

The Queen was seen dressed in a dark coat as she went horse riding at Windsor Castle on Remembrance Day today.

The monarch, 93, paid her respects to the war dead on Armistice Day in a dark trench and was joined by Head Groom Terry Pendry at Windsor Castle. 

Wearing boots, riding gloves, a scarf around her head and sunglasses, the royal was pictured looking sombre as the clock hit 11am.

Yesterday the Queen joined the rest of the royal family at the traditional wreath-laying service at The Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, and was seen wiping her eyes.


And today the Queen appeared reflective as she took a ride around the leafy grounds of Windsor Castle. 

Making the most if the crisp day,  the Queen was joined by Head Groom Terry, who wore a traditional uniform for the outing. 

The Queen is a seasoned equestrian and has a passion for the races,  having earned a staggering £7,768,448 in winnings from her horses over the last 31 years. 

Her Majesty has won 534 races from 3,205 runs over her career as a racehorse owner, across both the flat and jump races in the UK and Ireland.

The Royal Family are well-known for their love of horses and the Queen has demonstrated her own passion for it, securing her first win as an owner when Choir Boy won the Royal Hunt Cup in 1953. 

The most profitable year came in 2016, a record year in terms of winnings, with her horses earning £560,274 across the flat and jump seasons dating back to 1988, when records began, with Carlton House her top-earning horse across this period with £772,815 in winnings. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.    


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