The Queen looked in good shape as she was pictured riding a pony over the weekend.

The royal made her first public appearance since the coronavirus lockdown began.

The 94-year-old regularly rides in the grounds of Windsor Castle and has been a passionate horse lover and breeder of thoroughbred racehorses throughout her reign.

The Queen was pictured on top of a 14-year-old Fell Pony called Balmoral Fern.

She was wearing a colourful headscarf, smart tweed jacket, jodhpurs, white gloves and boots.

The last public picture of the Queen was taken as she was driven away from Buckingham Palace to her Windsor Castle home on March 19.

She carried out official duties the day before her planned departure, but held her weekly audience with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the phone rather than face-to-face as usual.



The Queen has made two televised addresses to the nation during the lockdown – the first a speech to reassure the country that coronavirus would be overcome and those in isolation ‘will meet again’, and another on a similar theme to mark VE Day.

The monarch joined the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle and it is likely a small group of household staff have been isolating with her.

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