Still Riding at 93! Queen Elizabeth Heads Out on Horseback After Remembrance Weekend
Age is just a number for Queen Elizabeth.
The monarch may have recently celebrated her 94th birthday, but she's not showing any signs of giving up her love of riding horses.
This November, the Queen was spotted enjoying a horseback ride around the grounds of Windsor Castle. She wore a long navy coat, headscarf and sunglasses for the outing, where she was accompanied by Head Groom Terry Pendry.
And days after son Prince Andrew announced that he was "stepping back from public duties" amid his interview regarding his relationship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, the mother-son duo were seen riding with two escorts around the Windsor Castle estate. Both were bundled up in long coats, with the monarch covering up her head with a hood, while Andrew sported a helmet.
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Late journalist and diarist Kenneth Rose chronicled the Queen’s love of animals in Who Loses, Who Wins: The Journals of Kenneth Rose, Vol II 1979-2014. In March 1997, Prince Charles told Rose of a time when the head of Wimbledon pondered if the Queen would come open a new tennis court.
“I doubt it,” Prince Philip reportedly replied, “unless there are dogs and horses.”
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