The Queen, 96, rides her beloved horse again – nine months after she was told to quit

THE Queen is back on horseback in a remarkable return that will delight the nation.

His Maj, 96, has been on sweet trips to Windsor – nine months after he was told to quit.

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Her Majesty’s remarkable return on a 96-year-old horse will delight the nationCredit: Getty
The Queen rides a side-saddle as she returns to Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Color ceremony in 1963

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The Queen rides a side-saddle as she returns to Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Color ceremony in 1963Credit: PA: Press Association

Mobility issues prevented her from attending Platinum Jubilee events, but a Windsor Castle source said: ‘The Queen enjoyed being on horseback again.

Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell spoke of his love of horse riding during his service of thanksgiving saying: “We are so glad you are still in the saddle and we are all glad there is still more soon.

“So thank you for staying the course.”

The Castle source added: ‘The Queen had missed her constituency during these nine months.

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“She had been able to wander around the quadrangle of the castle in her golf cart to walk her corgis.

“Riding again is a wonderful sign after all the concerns we had about his health. To be able to do that at 96 is quite remarkable.

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The Queen has been an avid rider since getting her first pony at the age of three in 1929.

She is expected to visit her Balmoral estate next week as members of the Royal Family carry out engagements.

Her Majesty on horseback in Windsor Great Park in 1934

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Her Majesty on horseback in Windsor Great Park in 1934Credit: Getty – Contributor
The Queen and Prince Philip return to Buckingham Palace after the Trooping The Color ceremony in 1965

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The Queen and Prince Philip return to Buckingham Palace after the Trooping The Color ceremony in 1965Credit: Getty
A Castle source said:

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A source from Castle said: ‘Riding again is a wonderful sign after all the concerns we had for his health’Credit: Getty

Clyde P. Johnson