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Queen spotted horse-riding to relax after visit from Spanish royals

The Telegraph logo The Telegraph 5 days ago By Helena Horton

The Queen has a love of horses © Getty The Queen has a love of horses The Queen has been spotted enjoying some downtime after the visit from the Spanish royals.

Her Majesty, 91, was seen horse riding in the grounds of of Windsor Castle on Saturday.

She appeared deep in conversation with Prince Edward, 53, and his daughter Lady Louise Windsor, 13.

The Queen appeared to relish her time in the fresh air, taking part in one of her favourite hobbies.

She has been riding since she was four years old, when she had her first Shetland pony, named Peggy.

Royals riding at Windsor Castle © Rex Royals riding at Windsor Castle Recently, she has been spotted riding less but is often seen around the stables.

She also has a love of driving, and is frequently seen behind the wheel of a car.

The Queen learned to drive while serving as a mechanic in the Women’ s Auxillary Territorial Service during the Second World War.  

Despite her prowess, the monarch is the only person in the UK who is allowed to drive without a license.

She is also the only person apart from park rangers who is allowed to drive down the 2.6-mile Long Walk in Windsor.

While she has multiple vehicles and a chauffeur for Royal events, she is most frequently seen in her trusty Range Rover.


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