Prince Philip, 97, warms himself up as he sets off to prepare for the upcoming Royal Windsor Horse Show
- Prince Philip, 97, was seen on a horse-drawn carriage this afternoon
- The duke looked at the preparations for the upcoming Royal Windsor Horse show
- He was wrapped warmly in a khaki green jacket, a flat cap and a pair of gloves
- It comes just a week after Her Majesty saw horse riding in Windsor
The Duke of Edinburgh defied the cold weather conditions when he set out on a horseback ride this afternoon.
Prince Philip, 97, was spotted with two female grooms on his carriage while watching the preparations for the upcoming Royal Windsor Horse Show, which takes place on May 8-12 in Windsor, Berkshire.
Warmly wrapped in a khaki green jacket, complete with flat cap, gloves and a throw over his legs, the royal man looked relaxed as he walked through the peaceful grounds.
It only comes a week after Her Majesty, 92, was photographed while riding in Windsor.
The Duke Of Edinburgh, 97, was photographed with two grooms on his carriage as he watched preparations for the upcoming Royal Windsor Horse Show
Prince Philip was warmly wrapped in a khaki green jacket, complete with flat cap and gloves, as he walked through the grounds
The queen, who is also known for her love for horses, was also not deterred by the cold temperatures and foggy weather conditions last Monday.
Together with head bride Terry Pendry, she chose not to wear a safety helmet and instead protected her hair with a silk scarf decorated with pastel colors, which she contrasted with a navy blue trench coat.
Both she and Pendry seemed to ride two of her beloved black Fell ponies, which are immediately recognizable by their carefully cared for manes and calves.
The annual Royal Windsor Horse Show, just a short distance from Windsor Castle, is one of the couple's favorite equestrian events and is the only occasion where members of the public can enjoy the palace grounds.
The Duke prepared for the annual equestrian sporting event where participants participate in a series of events, from show jumping to dressage, along with displays from The King & # 39; s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and DAKS Pony Club. Above, Prince Philip today
The annual Royal Windsor Horse Show, just a short distance from Windsor Castle, is the only occasion where members of the public can enjoy the palace grounds. Pictured, Philip with two female grooms on his carriage
It sees participants taking part in a series of events from show jumping to dressage, alongside displays from The King & # 39; s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and DAKS Pony Club.
The five-day event, held in Berkshire, is now in its 76th year and attracts wealthy visitors from all over the world.
The queen is believed to have been present every year since it began as a wartime collection campaign in 1943.
The event is intrinsically linked to the royal family; both the queen and the duke of Edinburgh competed during their younger years, with Prince Philip entering the carriage ride at the Royal Windsor Horse Show for 30 years and winning it only once in 1982.
In recent years, the queen has seen many of her own horses participate in the showclassics competitions.
The Duke of Edinburgh looked relaxed as he made his way through the grounds on his beloved carriage