Despite some recent health setbacks, Queen Elizabeth stopped by the Windsor Horse Show this week to cheer on a few of her ponies.
The King made a surprise appearance at Friday’s event after being driven a short distance from her nearby home, Windsor Castle. She got into the majority of the event from her Range Rover, watching three of her fallen ponies take part in the race. One of them, Balmoral Leia, even won the Highland Class competition. An observer told Everyone of the outing, “She was very happy. People she knew in the horse world had been brought to talk to her by the window. You can see she is in really good form.”
In addition to seeing one of her horses win their race, Queen Elizabeth also got to witness a special performance by her great-granddaughter. Lady Louise Windsor who led the procession through the arena driving the official chariot belonging to the late husband of the monarch, Prince Philip.
The trip comes just days after the queen had to miss the Opening of Parliament on Tuesday due to “batch migration issues”, sending her eldest son, Prince Charles, instead of her. But the royal hasn’t let those mobility issues stop her from taking part in the races. Later that morning, she was driven from the track to the main arena, where she moved slowly to the elevator and then walked about 30 meters with the help of a cane to her seat in the stands with her son. Prince Edward.
The Queen has become increasingly dependent on her cane in recent months as she continues to have mobility problems and difficulty standing for long periods of time. The royal even joked about her condition during a recent face-to-face meeting, “Well, as you can see, I can’t move!”
In late February, the queen also faced another difficult health downturn when she contracted the coronavirus, but the palace confirmed at the time that she was only experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms”. “. However, in April, after a conversation with National Health Service staff members held by the Royal London Hospital in which the former patient Asef Hussain Discussing the lingering effects of the battle with COVID, the royal gave some details about her own experience with the disease, admitting, “It leaves one very tired and exhausted. no, this terrible pandemic? It’s not a good outcome.”
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https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/05/queen-elziabeth-great-spirits-windsor-horse-race-fell-ponies-after-health-issues Queen Elizabeth Is “in Great Spirits” During Surprise Appearance at Windsor Horse Show