Queen is ‘riding her horse again’ after ditching walking stick despite mobility problems
Queen is ‘back in saddle and riding horse again’ after leaving cane on water despite mobility issues
- The queen is going horseback riding again despite fears about her mobility problems
- Her Majesty is an avid rider and has been since she was a little girl
- It comes days after she ditched her cane at a royal engagement
The Queen is said to have defied doctors by getting back into the saddle – just days after she was seen without the walking stick she’d been relying on lately.
Nine months after she was advised to stop riding, the 96-year-old monarch has reportedly been riding on horseback in Windsor.
Unspecified “mobility issues” prevented her from attending some Platinum Jubilee events this month, and she was often seen with a cane on assignments.
Nine months after she was advised to stop riding, the 96-year-old monarch has reportedly been riding on horseback in Windsor (file photo)
She even used a golf cart to “walk” her corgis. But after meeting Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Windsor Castle on Tuesday without the aid of a stick, she seems to have made further progress.
A source told The Sun she had missed her riding for nine months, adding: ‘The Queen has enjoyed being back on her horse. Driving again is a wonderful sign after those concerns about her health. To do that at the age of 96 is quite remarkable.’
The Queen used to often participate in Trooping the Color on horseback, but in recent years the role has been taken over by members of her family.
She has been a devoted horse rider since she got a pony of three in 1929 and has been a devoted racehorse owner and breeder throughout her adult life.
Her Majesty hopes to make her annual trip to Scotland for Holyrood Week, but a decision will be made closer to the time, Buckingham Palace has said.
The monarch, 96, who continues to struggle with mobility issues, plans to be in residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh between June 27 and July 1 when other members of the royal family flock to Scotland to perform engagements.
During her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Queen pledged to continue serving as monarch “supported to the best of my ability by my family.”
The children of the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex – minus the Duke of York who no longer performs public duties – will be joined by the Countess of Wessex to make a host of public appearances .