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The Queen wraps up warm for fourth day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

The Queen wraps up warm for fourth day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show
The Queen was all smiles today as the King of Bahrain joined her for the Windsor Horse Show trophy presentation.

The 93-year-old monarch opted for a stylish light pink check coat with a matching hat and sunglasses as she chatted to Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

As one of her favourite equestrian events of the year, held in the private grounds of Windsor Castle, Her Majesty beamed with joy as she presented the best turned out trooper awards.

The Queen and Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa also presented the Kingdom of Bahrain stakes trophy together.

For the evening Pageant event, the Queen changed outfits into a pastel blue dress with a silver jacket as she was joined by the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Earlier today, she was seen wrapped up in a raincoat and headscarf as she watched the action in Berkshire, just days after the arrival of her eighth great-grandchild.
The Queen wraps up warm for fourth day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show
She had ditched her formal attire and braced herself for the threat of rain in a collared khaki trench-coat, matching gloves and a green silk headscarf with delicate patterns on it.

The monarch drove herself to the event in her black Range Rover and mingled with other spectators while taking in the action.

Her husband Prince Philip, 97, arrived in the passenger seat after giving up his driving licence earlier this year following a collision with another car near the Sandringham estate that saw his Land Rover overturned.

The annual equestrian spectacular 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 Queen didn't let a bit of rainfall dampen her spirits, and instead took shelter underneath a wooden hut to take in the action.

The five-day event is now in its 76th year and attracts well-heeled visitors from all over the world.
The Queen wraps up warm for fourth day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show
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.

Yesterday the monarch looked in great spirits as she entertained the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, alongside her son Prince Andrew.

The two royal families enjoy a warm relationship, and King Hamad is a regular fixture at the event, where Saturday's King Cup is named after him.

He shares a passion for all things equestrian with the Queen, and gave her two prized Arabian horses from his stables as a present in 2013, with her returning the favour with the gift of one of her own horses in 2017.

Bahrain and Britain's royal families get along well and have spent time together in the past. At the end of March the Duke of York, Sarah Ferguson and their eldest daughter Beatrice went to the Grand Prix in Bahrain.
The Queen wraps up warm for fourth day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show
The family were put up by the Crown Prince of Bahrain at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, where suites start at £900 a night, from Friday. They also spent an all-expenses-paid VIP day at the race.

Also in attendance at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, today was Princess Anne, who looked smart in a grey skirt suit, teamed with a turquoise silk shirt and a gold horse brooch.

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