THE Queen was forced to cover up as rain and wind blighted the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which is held in the grounds of the castle.
Her Majesty smiled as she stepped out in a trenchcoat and pink headscarf. Well-known for her love of horses, she is patron of the show, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.
She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, who is show president, and the Duchess of Cornwall, herself a keen horsewoman.
Earlier this week, Buckingham Palace announced that the 87-year-old monarch would miss November’s Commonwealth summit in Colombo for the first time in 40 years as part of a review of her long-haul travel.
The head of the Commonwealth will instead be represented at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) by the Prince of Wales.
The biennial event brings together leaders of the 54 countries, representing the two billion citizens who make up the voluntary association.