The Queen is pictured outside for the first time since lockdown as 94-year-old enjoys pony ride
1 June 2020, 12:05
The Queen has been photographed riding her pony in the grounds of Windsor Castle, and she's having a brilliant time.
This is the first time the Queen has been seen outside since the coronavirus lockdown began and she left Buckingham Palace on March 19.
The 94-year-old monarch was pictured on a 14-year-old Fell Pony called Balmoral Fern over the weekend.
Posting from the Royal Family Twitter account with photos attached, the tweet read: “The Queen is pictured riding Fern - a 14 year old Fell Pony - in Windsor Home Park this weekend.”
The Queen has been isolating at Windsor Castle with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, 98, and a small number of staff.
A second follow-up tweet with further photographs added: “Her Majesty has enjoyed riding since childhood and is closely involved with the welfare of the horses she owns for breeding, riding and racing.”
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 Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 31, 2020
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The monarch could be seen wearing a colourful headscarf and was smartly dressed in a tweed jacket, jodhpurs, white gloves and boots.
The Queen carried out official duties the day before her planned departure and has made two televised addresses to the nation during the lockdown.
Queen Elizabeth II then spent her birthday on April 21 at Windsor Castle, with a number of annual events that usually mark the occasion, such as Trooping the Colour, cancelled due to the pandemic.