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Prince Philip spotted on carriage drive as he views preparations for Royal Windsor Horse Show

Prince Philip, 97, wraps up warm as he heads out for a carriage drive to view preparations for the upcoming Royal Windsor Horse Show

  • Prince Philip, 97, was spotted on a horse-drawn carriage this afternoon
  • The Duke was viewing preparations for upcoming Royal Windsor Horse show  
  • He was wrapped up warm in a khaki green jacket, flat cap and pair of gloves
  • It comes just one week after Her Majesty was seen horse riding in Windsor 

The Duke Of Edinburgh braved the chilly weather conditions as he headed out on a horse ride this afternoon.

Prince Philip, 97, was spotted with two female grooms on his carriage as he viewed preparations for the upcoming Royal Windsor Horse Show, which takes place on the 8th – 12th May in Windsor, Berkshire.

Wrapped up warm in a khaki green jacket complete with flat cap, gloves and a throw over his legs, the royal looked relaxed as he headed through the peaceful grounds.  

It comes just a week after Her Majesty, 92, was photographed enjoying some down time horse riding in Windsor. 

The Duke Of Edinburgh, 97, was photographed with two grooms on his carriage as he viewed preparations for the upcoming Royal Windsor Horse Show 

Prince Philip was wrapped up warm in a khaki green jacket complete with flat cap and gloves as he headed through the grounds

Prince Philip was wrapped up warm in a khaki green jacket complete with flat cap and gloves as he headed through the grounds

The Queen, who is also well known for her love of horses, similarly wasn’t put off by the cold temperatures and misty weather conditions last Monday.

Accompanied by Head Groom Terry Pendry, she opted not to wear a safety helmet and instead protected her hair with a silk scarf adorned with pastel colours, which she contrasted with a navy blue trench coat.    

Both she and Pendry appeared to be riding two of her beloved black Fell ponies, which are instantly recognisable due to their carefully groomed mane and calves.  

The annual Royal Windsor Horse Show, just a short distance from Windsor Castle, is one of the pair’s favourite equestrian events of the year and the only occasion on which members of the public are able to enjoy the palace grounds. 

The Duke was preparing for the annual equestrian event which sees competitors taking part in a range of events from show jumping to dressage, along with displays from The King¿s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and DAKS Pony Club. Above, Prince Philip today

The Duke was preparing for the annual equestrian event which sees competitors taking part in a range of events from show jumping to dressage, along with displays from The King’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 on which members of the public are able to enjoy the palace grounds. Pictured, Philip with two female grooms on his carriage

The annual Royal Windsor Horse Show, just a short distance from Windsor Castle, is the only occasion on which members of the public are able to enjoy the palace grounds. Pictured, Philip with two female grooms on his carriage

It sees competitors taking part in a range of events from show jumping to dressage, along with displays from The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and DAKS Pony Club. 

The five-day event, held in Berkshire, is now in its 76th year and attracts well-heeled visitors from all over the world. 

The Queen is believed to have attended every single year since it began as a wartime fundraising event back in 1943. 

The event is intrinsically linked with the royal family; both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh competed at it during their younger years, with Prince Philip entering the Carriage Driving at Royal Windsor Horse Show for 30 years, winning it just once in 1982.

In more recent years, the Queen has watched many of her own horses take part in the showing class competitions.   

The Duke of Edinburgh looked relaxed as he made his way through the grounds on his beloved horse-drawn carriage

The Duke of Edinburgh looked relaxed as he made his way through the grounds on his beloved horse-drawn carriage

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