Queen back horse riding again – nine months after being told she had to quit

Her Majesty has reportedly been "enjoying" going for gentle rides in Windsor

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The Queen is back riding horse again, just nine months after being told she had to quit.

Her Majesty has reportedly been going for gentle rides in Windsor despite suffering from mobility problems in recent months.

The 96-year-old monarch, a keen horsewoman, has been said to be “enjoying being on her horse again”.

The Queen is reportedly back riding horses again
The Queen is reportedly back riding horses again
Her Majesty has been a keen horsewoman for decades
Her Majesty has been a keen horsewoman for decades

A source told the Sun: “The Queen had missed her riding over these nine months.

“She had been able to whizz around the castle’s Quadrangle in her golf buggy to walk her corgis.

“Riding again is a wonderful sign after all those worries we had about her health.

"To be able to do so at 96 is pretty remarkable.”

Her Majesty opted to sit out of the Epsom Derby and the Service of Thanksgiving during her Jubilee weekend after suffering “some discomfort”.

But she did appear in person earlier this week to be presented with a special Canterbury Cross for her “unstinting service” to the Church of England over the last 70 years.

The 96-year-old head of state held a face-to-face audience with the Archbishop of Canterbury at Windsor Castle on Tuesday afternoon.

The Most Rev Justin Welby gave the Queen the small silver cross, inspired by a ninth century Saxon brooch and incorporating a triquetra pattern, as a “heartfelt symbol” of the church’s “love, loyalty and affection”.

It was a tribute to her outstanding service to the Church of England, and in honour of her Platinum Jubilee.