Queen Elizabeth looks happier than ever in first public appearance in months
Despite being the year of Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee, the royal family has had a rough few months in terms of her health. The concerns started in October 2021 when the Queen was spotted with a walking stick for the first time since 2003, according to People† Since then, she has had to cancel public appearances and miss some royal events, such as her performance at the United Nations’ COP26 conference on climate change. Then, in February 2022, it was reported that the Queen had tested positive for COVID-19. However, since the royal was vaccinated, the palace reported that she experienced only “mild cold symptoms” and continued “light duties” from home (via CNN†
In addition to Queen Elizabeth’s health concerns, she has also faced the death of Prince Philip, Prince Andrew’s alleged sexual abuse scandal and the ongoing drama between Prince Harry and the rest of the Royal Family. It’s a lot for the 96-year-old queen to deal with. However, fans were delighted to see Queen Elizabeth looking happier than ever at her most recent public appearance.
Queen Elizabeth was spotted at the Royal Windsor Horse Show
Despite missing the State Opening of Parliament on May 10 due to mobility issues, Queen Elizabeth attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Friday (via the Daily mail† Taking place May 12-15, the event is one of the Queen’s favorite events of the year, so it’s no surprise that the royal looked happier than ever during her presence. According to an observer who spoke to Peoplethe queen “was in high spirits.”
While mobility still seems to be an issue for the Queen, Her Majesty arrived in a Range Rover. The same observer reported, “People she knows in the horse world were brought in to talk to her by the window. You can tell she’s in really good shape.” Fans of the royal family know that Queen Elizabeth has a great love for horses and horse racing. According to City and Country, the queen started riding at the age of three. Until recently, when she had to stop due to “inconvenience”, the Queen could even often be seen on her ponies (via People† She really is a horse girl at heart, and even looked adorable happy while receiving a trophy for her first prize highland pony (via Twitter†
Hopefully this won’t be the last time fans will see the Queen laughing in public as well. with the queen Platinum Anniversary Central Weekend on June 2 there will surely be much to laugh about and enjoy as the whole world celebrates 70 years of Her Majesty’s great service.
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