Queen Elizabeth II rides Balmoral Fern, a 14-year-old Fell Pony, in Windsor Home Park, west of London, over the weekend. AFP
Wearing a colourful headscarf and smartly dressed in a tweed jacket, Jodhpurs, white gloves and boots, the queen can be seen in the new photographs taken by the Press Association riding during the weekend's sunny weather.
A passionate horse lover and breeder of thoroughbred racehorses, the monarch regularly rides in the grounds of Windsor, which is said to be her favourite royal residence.
Queen Elizabeth rides Balmoral Fern in Windsor Home Park. AFP
The queen has been isolating there with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, 98, and a small number of staff. The last public picture of the queen was taken as she was driven away from Buckingham Palace to her Berkshire home on March 19.
The last public picture of the queen was taken as she was driven away from Buckingham Palace to her Berkshire home on 19 March.
The queen carried out official duties the day before her planned departure, but held her weekly face-to-face audience with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the phone instead.
The queen has been living at Windsor Castle, west of London, during the lockdown with her 98-year-old husband Prince Philip.
From there, she has issued a number of rallying messages to the nation, including televised addresses that have been a rarity during her 68-year reign.Reuters / Indo-Asian News Service
The Duchess of Sussex joined her husband at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony, in her only official royal engagement since she gave birth to their son Archie in early May.
Strict about children's appearance, the London school emphasises that hair longer than shoulder length must be tied back. Charlotte had done so neatly, with a whispy ponytail. She also bore a backpack with a sequin-studded unicorn keychain.
Last year, because of the health crisis, it was switched to a low-key celebration in the grounds of Windsor Castle west of London, and the palace said the same was likely again.
Elsewhere in Europe, frustrations with COVID-19 curbs were spilling over, with scuffles breaking out at a large anti-restrictions protest in the German city of Kassel, and thousands joining a similar demonstration in Liestal, Switzerland.
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