It’s currently the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which is an event the Queen has been enjoying since she was a young girl – but one year, she was almost not allowed into the extravaganza
The Royal Windsor Horse Show is in full swing – and it is one of the Queen’s favorite events.
She has been attending the show, which is held right next to Windsor Castle, since she was a young girl and her love of horses is well-known.
And in years gone by it hasn’t been unusual to see Her Majesty pop into the show and have a wander around.
However, this almost wasn’t the case more than 30 years when a security guard working at the event reportedly failed to recognize the monarch and decided she wasn’t allowed in.
According to Hello! the mix-up came in 1991 and the guard told her: “Sorry love, you can’t come in without a sticker.”
However, the Queen replied by saying: “I think if you check, I will be allowed to come in!” – and sure enough she was allowed to enter.
The guard is said to have later admitted that he thought that she was “some old dear” who had got lost.
Tomorrow an extravaganza called A Gallop Through History will take place at the horse show to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
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She is “planning and hoping to attend” at least part of the two-hour performance, if she is well enough, according to royal sources.
Her Majesty was forced to pull out of the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday after suffering recurrent “episodic mobility problems” which have plagued her since last Autumn.
Her heirs Prince Charles and Prince William stood in on her behalf, with the Prince of Wales reading the sovereign’s speech for the first time, although the words were not changed.
The official marking of her birthday on June 2 is the start of a special bank holiday weekend of celebrations, with events planned over four days for the Platinum Jubilee.
Palace sources have described Her Majesty as having “good days and less good days” in regards to her ongoing mobility issues, which have led to her missing out or canceling several high profile events in recent months, but she still remains “absolutely pin-sharp in mind”.
The Queen is said to not want to use a wheelchair in public, although it is understood that she has recently used one on occasion in private.
She recently took delivery of a £64,000 golf buggy that she uses to drive around the Windsor Castle estate to take her beloved dogs for a walk.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.