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The Queen cannot contain her smiles as she enjoys day three of the Royal Windsor Horse Show 

The Queen could not stop smiling as she enjoyed another day at the Royal Windsor Horse Show this morning.

Her majesty, 93, looked relaxed and carefree as she inspected some of the horses and checked the programme.  

The annual show, which is just a short distance from Windsor Castle and runs until 12th May, is one of the Monarch’s favourite equestrian events of the year.

Elizabeth II, who became a great-grandmother again on Monday to Prince Harry’s baby boy Archie, drove herself to the event in her black Range Rover.

Her husband Prince Philip, 97, gave up his driving licence earlier this year after overturning his Land Rover in a collision with another car near the Sandringham estate.  

Also in attendance was Princess Anne, who looked smart in a grey skirt suit, teamed with a turquoise silk shirt and a gold horse brooch.  

In the driving seat! The Queen drove herself in her Land Rover as she arrived at one of her favourite events of the year, the Royal Windsor Horse Show

The monarch wisely brought along a pair of patterned gloves to keep warm on the chilly spring afternoon

The Queen could not hold back her smiles as she enjoyed the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show today

The monarch wisely brought along a pair of patterned gloves to keep warm on the chilly spring afternoon (left). The Queen could not hold back her smiles as she enjoyed the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show today

Her majesty inspected some of the competing horses at the world-famous equestrian event

Her majesty inspected some of the competing horses at the world-famous equestrian event

The Queen wore a sensible khaki jacket again today and paired it with black boots, perfect for the muddy conditions after yesterday’s rain.

Today the Queen wore a white floral scarf on her head which had a delicate pink pattern on it and complimented her pink lipstick.

Yesterday Lady Louise Windsor stole the show as she competed at Horse Show.

Lady Louise, 15, is an accomplished equestrian and took part in the Private Driving Singles carriage drive, watched by her proud mother, Sophie.

Queen Elizabeth, 93, pictured, drove herself to the trials and arrived in her black Range Rover

Queen Elizabeth, 93, pictured, drove herself to the trials and arrived in her black Range Rover

Princess Anne, who is a lifelong equestrian fan and horsewoman, joined her mother at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which is one of the favourite events of the year in the royals' calendar

Princess Anne, who is a lifelong equestrian fan and horsewoman, joined her mother at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which is one of the favourite events of the year in the royals’ calendar 

Her majesty wore a khaki coat and pair of wellies to the event and took some gloves with her

Her majesty wore a khaki coat and pair of wellies to the event and took some gloves with her

Queen Elizabeth, pictured, was seen driving herself to the popular event today

Queen Elizabeth, pictured, was seen driving herself to the popular event today

The Queen laughed and smiled with others at the trials today. The Queen is believed to have attended every single year since it began as a wartime fundraising event back in 1943

The Queen laughed and smiled with others at the trials today. The Queen is believed to have attended every single year since it began as a wartime fundraising event back in 1943

The Queen looked intently at something in the programme as the day kicked off this morning

The Queen looked intently at something in the programme as the day kicked off this morning

The teenager is an avid rider who was taught at a young age, and has inherited a love of carriage driving from her grandfather, Prince Philip. 

In May 2017, she was responsible for leading the carriages of the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society at the Windsor Horse Show.

The Duke of Edinburgh himself, 97, made his way to the show in a two-horse carriage, accompanied by two aides.

On Wednesday the Queen wrapped up warm and brightened up an otherwise rainy day with her beaming smiles. 

Queen Elizabeth watched the horses from her own stand at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Queen Elizabeth watched the horses from her own stand at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

The Queen laughed and smiled as she held her gloves and watched the event from her own stand this morning in Windsor

The Queen laughed and smiled as she held her gloves and watched the event from her own stand this morning in Windsor

Princess Anne was also in attendance, and was picture-perfect for the event by pinning a gold equestrian brooch to her silk shirt

Her majesty tied a white and pink floral scarf around her head to keep off the chill today which complemented her lipstick

Princess Anne was also in attendance, and was picture-perfect for the event by pinning a gold equestrian brooch to her silk shirt (left). Her majesty tied a white and pink floral scarf around her head to keep off the chill today which complemented her lipstick

Mind the mud, ma'am! The Queen expertly navigated some muddy terrain behind the wheel of her Range Rover

Mind the mud, ma’am! The Queen expertly navigated some muddy terrain behind the wheel of her Range Rover 

She wore her khaki jacket to keep off the chill and a blue silk scarf which poked out from underneath the hood.

Last year, the event fell exactly a week before the royal residence hosted the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

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

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 – and is the only occasion on which members of the public are able to enjoy the palace grounds.

Queen Elizabeth smiled as she got out of the driving seat at the horse trials this morning

Queen Elizabeth smiled as she got out of the driving seat at the horse trials this morning

Queen Elizabeth was prepared for any weather on day three of the equestrian event with her long coat, wellies and scarf on

Queen Elizabeth was prepared for any weather on day three of the equestrian event with her long coat, wellies and scarf on

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.

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