Queen spotted for 1st time since lockdown riding horse at castle

Queen spotted for 1st time since lockdown riding horse at castle

- Queen Elizabeth II has made her first public appearance since the lockdown began in the UK

- The 94-year-old monarch was caught on camera riding her favourite horse at Windsor Castle over the weekend

- The Queen regularly enjoys horseback rides and she has been a breeder of thoroughbred racehorses for many years

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The UK has been under lockdown since March and the public has finally gotten a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II for the first time in months.

On Sunday, Queen Elizabeth enjoyed a horseback ride at Windsor Castle alongside her daughter, Princess Anne.

The Queen was photographed wearing a colourful headscarf as she rode one of her favourite horses - a 14-year-old Fell Pony called Balmoral Fern, according to Independent UK.

The public appearance was the Queen's first since 19 March when she was spotted leaving Buckingham Palace to travel to her Windsor Castle home.

Queen spotted for 1st time since lockdown riding horse at castle

Queen Elizabeth II rides Balmoral Fern, a 14-year-old Fell Pony, in Windsor Home Park over the weekend. Photo credit: Steve Parsons/Getty.
Source: Getty Images

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The Queen carried out official duties the day before her planned departure, but has since been working from isolation.

The 94-year-old monarch holds her weekly with prime minister Boris Johnson on the phone rather than in person as usual, Briefly.co.za learned.

During the lockdown period, the Queen has made two televised addresses to the nation - which she delivered from Windsor Castle according to Express.co.uk.

Queen spotted for 1st time since lockdown riding horse at castle

Queen Elizabeth II enjoys horseback ride at Windsor Castle over the weekend. Photo credit: Steve Parsons/Getty.
Source: Getty Images

Since the images were posted online, fans of the Queen has come out in support of the monarch.

Mariecarey519 commented:

"Incredible that the queen can still enjoy her horse riding."

Alshercooper added:

"Magnificent Queen Elizabeth at her best. Long live the Queen."

Chrisdavis48 wrote:

"She is just so wonderful."

Buglee_wallow said:

"Good for her! Still riding at 94!"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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