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Queen was forced to give up her beloved horse riding after suffering from ‘discomfort’

Queen was forced to give up her beloved horse riding two months ago after suffering from ‘discomfort’ in Scotland

  • The Queen was told to stop horse riding early in September, The Sun reported
  • She has been advised to pause her favourite hobby due to feeling ‘discomfort’
  • However, insiders have said she is eager to get back in a saddle after some rest
  • Her Majesty spent a night in hospital on last week for the first time in eight years
  • It was announced she will no longer attend Cop26 climate summit is Glasgow 


The Queen was forced to give up horse riding two months ago after suffering ‘discomfort’, according to reports.

Her Majesty, 95, was told to stop with her beloved hobby in early September, but is determined to get back in the saddle soon.

According to The Sun, The Queen – who is known for her love of horseback riding and as an avid racing fan – has not been out on a horse since she took a summer break to Scotland.

The Queen (pictured on horseback in Windsor in 2020, file photo) was forced to give up her horse riding two months ago after suffering 'discomfort', according to reports

The Queen (pictured on horseback in Windsor in 2020, file photo) was forced to give up her horse riding two months ago after suffering ‘discomfort’, according to reports

Citing a source from Balmoral Castle – the Scottish holiday home of the royal family – the newspaper reported that Her Majesty was ‘in quite a bit of discomfort.’

‘She adores riding and it has been part of her ritual for most of her life,’ the source said. ‘She has been extremely disappointed not to go riding since the beginning of September.’

But the Queen has refused to give up on her favourite pastime, and according to royal insiders cited by The Sun, she is eager to return after taking time to rest.

For a long time, Her Majesty has been known for her love of equestrian activities, including going to watch the races, caring for horses and riding herself.

She has regularly been photographed on horseback during her reign, and before her coronation as a princess.

The 95-year-old monarch was due to travel to Scotland for the high-profile Cop26 evening engagement on Monday, but she will now record a video address for delegates.

It is understood the Queen very much wants the conference to be a success and result in meaningful action from the participating nations.

The Queen faced preliminary tests in hospital on October 20 during her first overnight stay at a medical facility in eight years, and has twice used a walking stick in recent weeks.

Pictured: Then US President Ronald Reagan and Queen Elizabeth II riding in Home Park in Windsor in 1982. For a long time, Her Majesty has been known for her love of equestrian activities, including going to watch the races, caring for horses and riding herself

Pictured: Then US President Ronald Reagan and Queen Elizabeth II riding in Home Park in Windsor in 1982. For a long time, Her Majesty has been known for her love of equestrian activities, including going to watch the races, caring for horses and riding herself

She returned to work on Tuesday, carrying out virtual audiences from Windsor Castle, her first official engagements in seven days, after she was ordered to rest by doctors – and later that day spoke with Chancellor Rishi Sunak ahead of the Budget.

The Queen has held her weekly meeting with the Prime Minister on Wednesday as she continues to carry out light duties.

The head of state and Boris Johnson spoke by phone the day after the Queen announced she would not be travelling to Scotland for the UN climate change conference Cop26.

An entry in Wednesday’s Court Circular, the official record of royal engagements, said: ‘The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen via telephone this evening.’

It is the first time the two national figures have conducted their traditional catch-up chat in three weeks.

There are no details in the Court Circular of Mr Johnson having an audience with the Queen last week when she was advised to rest and cancelled a two-day trip to Northern Ireland.

The Prime Minister was on holiday the preceding week, and the last official note of a telephone meeting between the pair was on October 6. 

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