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Sophie Wessex beams as she snaps photos of Lady Louise  carriage driving at Windsor Horse Show

Sophie Wessex was a proud mother today as she took photos of her daughter Lady Louise driving a carriage at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The Countess cut a graceful figure as she and her husband Prince Edward arrived this morning, where they supported the 95-year-old Queen at one of her favorite events of the year.

The mother-of-two opted to wear a khaki green military-style jacket, which she paired with a chic white skirt for the day.

Sophie was beaming as she took a seat in the stands alongside her mother-in-law, the Earl and Lady Brabourne, and watched as 18-year-old Lady Louise showed off her carriage-driving skills.

Sophie Wessex was the proud mom today as she took photos of Lady Louise driving the carriage at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Sophie Wessex was the proud mom today as she took photos of Lady Louise driving the carriage at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Meanwhile, the Queen's youngest granddaughter, 18-year-old Lady Louise, showed off her carriage-driving skills at the event.

Meanwhile, the Queen’s youngest granddaughter, 18-year-old Lady Louise, showed off her carriage-driving skills at the event.

Sophie, who recently returned from a trip to the Channel Islands to mark the Queen’s Jubilee, pulled her hair back into a low ponytail for the occasion.

Meanwhile, the mother of two opted for a neutral makeup look for today’s outing.

She donned a fancy purple blouse for today’s horse show, where she could be seen standing from her seat and reaching for her phone as her daughter participated.

The mother-of-two seemed delighted to be seeing her eldest son during the event and took photos on her iPhone throughout.

Sophie was beaming as she took a seat in the stands with her mother-in-law, the Earl, and Lady Brabourne, and watched as Lady Louise participated.

Sophie was beaming as she took a seat in the stands with her mother-in-law, the Earl, and Lady Brabourne, and watched as Lady Louise participated.

Lady Louise Windsor showed off her impressive carriage driving skills at The Royal Windsor Horse Show in Home Park this afternoon

Lady Louise Windsor showed off her impressive carriage driving skills at The Royal Windsor Horse Show in Home Park this afternoon

The 18-year-old royal showed off her impressive equestrian skills as she drove the Duke of Edinburgh's carriage to lead the Fell Pony Society's centenary parade.

The 18-year-old royal showed off her impressive equestrian skills as she drove the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage to lead the Fell Pony Society’s centenary parade.

Lady Louise is shown driving a carriage at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, said to be the Queen's favorite annual event.

Lady Louise is shown driving a carriage at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, said to be the Queen’s favorite annual event.

Her Majesty also watched with pride as her granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor, driving the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage, led the Fell Pony Society centenary parade.

Louise lives with her parents, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, and her younger brother James, Viscount Severn at Bagshot Park in Surrey, just a few miles from Windsor.

The young royals, who have competed in carriage driving competitions, are believed to have inherited their interest in carriage driving from the Duke of Edinburgh, who was instrumental in helping to establish carriage driving as a sport in Britain.

And Louise continues to follow in her footsteps: Earlier this month, she competed in the British Indoor Carriage Driving Championships.

Carriage driving has been one of Prince Philip’s favorite pastimes since the 1970s, and he raced carriages near Norfolk before representing Great Britain at various world and European championships.

The mother of two, who was sitting next to the Queen at the event, took pictures of her daughter on her phone at the event.

The mother of two, who was sitting next to the Queen at the event, took pictures of her daughter on her phone at the event.

The delighted Queen took home a drink today at the event, which marked her first public appearance since missing the State Opening of Parliament.

The delighted Queen took home a drink today at the event, which marked her first public appearance since missing the State Opening of Parliament.

The delighted Queen took home a drink today at the event, which marked her first public appearance since missing the State Opening of Parliament.

The monarch took her seat in the stands at the event along with Prince Edward, Lady Brabourne and Sophie.

The monarch took her seat in the stands at the event along with Prince Edward, Lady Brabourne and Sophie.

In May 2017, Prince Philip spoke about how he started driving carriages when he stopped playing polo at the age of 50.

He said: ‘I was looking around to see what was next, I didn’t know what was available.

‘And all of a sudden I thought, well, we’ve got horses and carriages, so why don’t I give it a try?

So I borrowed four horses from London stables, took them to Norfolk, practiced and thought, why not?

The Duke described how he convened a committee of equestrian experts to come up with a set of international rules for the fledgling sport of carriage driving.

Her Majesty was brimming with excitement as she visited the Royal Windsor Horse Show, one of her favorite events of the year, despite ongoing mobility problems which meant she missed the State Opening of Parliament this week.

Her Majesty was brimming with excitement as she visited the Royal Windsor Horse Show, one of her favorite events of the year, despite ongoing mobility problems which meant she missed the State Opening of Parliament this week.

He was credited with shaping the sport in the UK and was still competing in his eighties, representing Great Britain at three European Championships and six World Championships in all.

At the age of 91, the prince had the dark green carriage made to his specifications in aluminum and steel.

He was seen riding the carriage around Windsor and other royal estates in subsequent years.

The delighted Queen took home a drink today at the event, which marked her first public appearance since missing the State Opening of Parliament.

Sophie could be seen carefully placing a blanket over her knee as she sat next to Prince Edward at today's event.

Sophie could be seen carefully placing a blanket over her knee as she sat next to Prince Edward at today’s event.

Her Majesty was back on her feet and brimming with excitement as she visited the Royal Windsor Horse Show, one of her favorite events of the year, despite ongoing mobility problems which forced her to miss the State Opening of Parliament this week.

The 96-year-old monarch, wearing sunglasses, pink lipstick and dressed casually in a white blouse and dark cardigan, looked in good health and spirits as she watched her Balmoral horse Leia compete.

She rolled down her window and chatted animatedly with fellow festival-goers who had never missed the event in the last 79 years, and the crowd seemed equally excited to see her, clapping and cheering when she arrived.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show was also loved by her husband, Prince Philip, who died last April at the age of 99, so attending today will be a poignant and happy reminder of their 73-year marriage.

The 96-year-old monarch, wearing sunglasses, pink lipstick and dressed casually in a white blouse and dark cardigan, looked in good health and spirits as she watched her Balmoral horse Leia compete.

The 96-year-old monarch, wearing sunglasses, pink lipstick and dressed casually in a white blouse and dark cardigan, looked in good health and spirits as she watched her Balmoral horse Leia compete.

After missing the queen’s speech on Tuesday on doctor’s orders as she struggled to walk or stand for long periods, Her Majesty decided to stay in the passenger seat of her Range Rover, where she chatted with passers-by and watched the horses. at the parade.

And after an hour or so, with the help of a cane, he slowly walked about 30 feet to his grandstand seat.

He arrived after taking a secret trip to see his own horses this week, having missed the first day of the event yesterday. 14 of her animals will take part in the coming days, and the monarch was visibly delighted to see them in action.

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