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Queen, 96, is driven to visit her horses at Sandringham

Back again, Ma’am? Queen, 96, is spotted being driven to visit her horses at Sandringham for the second day in a row

  • Queen visits her horses at a stables in Sandringham, Norfolk for a second day
  • The monarch celebrated her 96th birthday at Wood Farm cottage on Thursday 
  • Image released of Queen with two of her beloved fell ponies to mark occasion

The Queen visited her horses at the Sandringham Estate for the second day in a row this morning, taking full advantage of her birthday break in Norfolk.

Photographs captured the monarch, 96, wearing a headscarf in a white, green and blue floral pattern as she travelled in the front seat of a Range Rover leaving Wood Farm.

She wore bright pink lipstick for her outing, with a pair of sunglasses perched on her nose.

The Queen was accompanied by racing manager John Warren for the visit to her horses, who are at a stables near to the farmhouse she is staying in until early next week.

Her Majesty spent her recent birthday at Wood Farm, the late Duke of Edinburgh’s favoured cottage on the Sandringham Estate, after opting for a quiet celebration.

The Queen visited her horses at the Sandringham Estate for the second day in a row this morning, taking full advantage of her birthday break in Norfolk

Photographs captured the monarch, 96, wearing a headscarf in a white, green and blue floral pattern as she travelled in the front seat of a Range Rover leaving Wood Farm

Photographs captured the monarch, 96, wearing a headscarf in a white, green and blue floral pattern as she travelled in the front seat of a Range Rover leaving Wood Farm

She marked the occasion on April 21 with gun salutes by The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery and the Honourable Artillery Company. 

The royal family shared a photograph of the Queen, aged two, while a new image of the monarch with two of her beloved fell ponies – Bybeck Nightingale and Bybeck Katie – was also released.

The photograph of the young Queen dates back to 1928, and shows the then Princess Elizabeth smiling into the camera with her hands on her face. 

With the image, the royal family wrote: ‘Then Princess Elizabeth, she was the eldest daughter of The Duke and Duchess of York and was never expected to become Queen. 

She wore bright pink lipstick for her outing, with a pair of sunglasses perched on her nose

She wore bright pink lipstick for her outing, with a pair of sunglasses perched on her nose

The royal family shared this photograph of two-year-old Princess Elizabeth to mark her birthday

The royal family shared this photograph of two-year-old Princess Elizabeth to mark her birthday

‘Her life changed in 1936 when her uncle, King Edward VIII abdicated, her father became King George VI and the young Princess became the heir presumptive.

‘Following the sad death of her father in 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II aged just 25, and this year is celebrating 70 years on the throne – a first in British history.’

The latest images of the Queen come as a bombshell new book revealed details of conversations Prince Harry allegedly had with his actress ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas about his brother and father.

Tina Brown, the author of The Palace Papers: Inside The House Of Windsor – The Truth And The Turmoil, claims the Duke of Sussex grew ‘angry’ as he felt his brother was ‘hogging the best briefs’ around a decade ago.

A new portrait of The Queen with two of her beloved fell ponied has been released to mark her 96th birthday, as she quietly celebrates the landmark occasion in Sandringham

A new portrait of The Queen with two of her beloved fell ponied has been released to mark her 96th birthday, as she quietly celebrates the landmark occasion in Sandringham

The Queen, then still known as Princess Elizabeth, was an expert on all thing equine. Pictured representing the King at Trooping the Colour in 1951

The Queen, then still known as Princess Elizabeth, was an expert on all thing equine. Pictured representing the King at Trooping the Colour in 1951

She claims ‘friction between the brothers escalated’ so much after William became patron of the rhino and elephant charity the Tusk Trust in 2015 that the pair had ‘Olympic rows’ – and quotes a friend of the siblings as calling Harry a ‘very, very angry man’.

The royal expert also claims Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida grew ‘tiresome’ of his complaints about his family while they dated between 2012 and 2014, and was apparently the first person to persuade the Queen’s grandson to see a therapist.

After their relationship broke down, Harry wrote the old flame ‘a sweet letter saying ‘I admire you, I wish you well and above all thank you for helping me to address my demons and seek help”, Mrs Brown claims, quoting one of her contacts.  

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