The Queen looked in high spirits as she and Prince Charles were joined by the newly retired Duke of Edinburgh at the Braemar Gathering in Scotland.
Her majesty, wearing a pink hat and carrying a black handbag, was seen smiling as she cheered on competitors in the Gathering – the biggest event in the Highland Games calendar.
And despite officially retiring last month, Prince Philip was also in attendance.
Held at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park, west of Aberdeen, the Games take place on the first Saturday of every September and attract visitors from around the world.
A smiling Queen (left) was joined by Prince Charles (right) at the Braemar Gathering in Scotland
Despite officially retiring last month, Prince Philip (pictured) was also in attendance
The Queen was just one of thousands of spectators who turned out for the historic gathering. A competitor (pictured) takes part in a weight throw
The Gathering is held each year just a short distance from Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, where the royals spend their holidays. Traditionally, the royals attend a church service at nearby Crathie Kirk the day after the Games.
It has a long history and dates back more than 200 years in its modern form.
But there have been Gatherings of one sort or another at Braemar since the days of King Malcolm Canmore, nine hundred years ago.
Queen Victoria first attended the Braemar Gathering in 1848. Since then it has been regularly visited by the reigning monarch and other members of the Royal Family.
Prince Philip seemed to enjoy himself at the Gathering, just a month after he officially retired.
Despite his stepping down from public duties, he will continue his association with more than 780 organisations of which he is a patron, president or member of, though he will no longer play an active role by attending engagements.
Her majesty (pictured) looked in good spirits at the gathering, which since 1848 has been regularly attended by the reigning Monarch
The Queen (right) and Prince Philip (left) looked to be enjoying themselves at the Braemar Gathering at The Princess Royal & Duke of Fire Memorial Park
Members of the Royal Family, including Prince Philip (left), the Queen (centre), Prince Charles (second from right) and Princess Anne (right) all attended the Gathering
His particular fields of interest include scientific and technological research, industry, the environment and sport.
In recent years, he has been admitted to hospital on a number of occasions for abdominal surgery, bladder infections and a blocked coronary artery.
Philip has carried out more than 22,000 solo engagements in his long career and given more than 5,000 speeches.
Philip’s appearances out and about with the Queen in the public eye since the start of 2017 have ranged from feeding an elephant at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo to attending the official opening of the Metropolitan Police headquarters at New Scotland Yard.
Solo engagements by the 96-year-old also included opening the new Warner Stand at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London and meeting actor Tom Cruise at a Buckingham Palace dinner to mark the 75th anniversary of the Outward Bound Trust.
The Braemar Gathering is held each year just a short distance from Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, where the royals spend their holidays
Queen Victoria first attended the Braemar Gathering in 1848. Since then it has been regularly visited by the reigning monarch and other members of the Royal Family