The Queen beams with joy at Windsor Horse Show and fans can't get over how lovely she looks

The Queen looked thrilled as she arrived at the Windsor Horse Show

The Queen Windsor Horse Show
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The Queen has been photographed arriving at the Royal Windsor Horse Show with a big smile on her face, days after she was forced to pull out of a very special royal commitment due to her ongoing health struggles.

  • The Queen made her first public appearance in a month at the second day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, looking in good spirits after having to pull out of the State Opening of Parliament. 
  • Her Majesty was spotted smiling and laughing in the front passenger seat of a Range Rover as she arrived at the big equestrian event. 
  • In other royal news, the utterly adorable Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis moment we will see at the Windsor Horse Show has been revealed.  

In photographs of the Queen arriving at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, the monarch can be seen grinning and laughing, prompting royal fans to take to social media to note how happy and well she looks, despite her recent health setbacks. 

Earlier this week it was announced that Her Majesty announced that Prince Charles would fill in for her at the State Opening of Parliament, confirming that she would not be able to attend due to 'episodic mobility problems'.

The Queen Windsor Horse Show

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The Windsor Horse Show, nearby to Her Majesty's Windsor Castle home, is a particularly special event for the Queen, as she famously adores horses.

It was clear to see that the Queen was thrilled to have been able to attend, with her appearances at many of her royal duties having been touch and go lately, following her stint with Covid-19, which left her 'exhausted'

The Queen Windsor Horse Show

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The royal matriarch has also suffered from ongoing movement struggles following her back sprain last year, having been spotted using a walking stick on multiple outings in recent months.

Reacting to the new photos of the Queen, royal fans took to social media to express their happiness over how happy and healthy she appears. 

The Queen Windsor Horse Show

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"Awwww she’s so cute and looks the happiest when she is with her horses ❤️," one of the Queen's loyal supporters penned. 

"She looks so well in one of her elements," another fan wrote, while a third agreed, chipping in to say, "She looks so happy!"

"So good to see her smile," another wrote, with another sweet commenter adding, "Oh, she looks much more like her usual self! How lovely!"

"Aw what a beautiful picture of Her Majesty," read another kind remark.

Caitlin Elliott
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Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.