Queen Elizabeth II Spotted Horseback Riding At Windsor Castle In New Photos
The royal family has shared a glimpse into life in lockdown with Queen Elizabeth II. In a series of new photos, the 94-year-old monarch is seen horseback riding in self-isolation. Check them out here!
The Queen is keeping up with one of her most cherished hobbies in lockdown.
Her Majesty and Prince Philip are currently residing at Windsor Castle, where they've been in self-isolation since March. While there, the Queen has been able to partake in horseback riding on a daily basis, according to Hello!.
Over the weekend, a photographer looked in on her daily riding session. The great photos show the now 94-year-old monarch looking as confident and comfortable as ever while mounted on Balmoral Fern, a 14-year-old Fell Pony.
Queen Elizabeth II photos are rare during COVID-19 pandemic
The photos of the Queen were taken by Steve Parsons over the weekend of May 30 and 31 at Windsor Home Park, a private royal park.
The Royal Family's Instagram account shared the horseback images, providing royal fans with a rare new look at the Queen in lockdown. Previously, she delivered speeches in April and on May 8, the 75th anniversary of VE Day, but other sightings have been few and far between.
The Instagram post further remarked on the Queen's appreciation of horses. "Her Majesty has enjoyed riding since childhood and is closely involved with the welfare of the horses she owns for breeding, riding and racing," the caption noted.
Queen Elizabeth II is in quarantine at Windsor Castle
Proper social distancing measures were reportedly enforced as part of the photographer's attendance at the Queen's weekend riding session, too.
Private horseback riding may remain in the Queen's future for the time being as well, seeing as it's thought that she'll still remain at Windsor Castle for some time. Another report added, however, that she is "determined" to return to public duties when it's safe to do so.
The Royal Family's Instagram post also featured a few other throwbacks of Her Majesty with some equine friends. See them below.