Queen Elizabeth II has been spotted in public for the first time since the United Kingdom’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions started.
The Queen was pictured riding Balmoral Fern, a 14-year-old Fell Pony, on the grounds of her Windsor Castle residence.
The Windsor grounds are a favourite of the Queen, who is a passionate horse lover and breeder of thoroughbred racehorses.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said Her Majesty has enjoyed riding since childhood and was closely involved with the welfare of the horses she owns for breeding, riding and racing.
The last time the queen was seen in public was when she was driven from Buckingham Palace in London to the Windsor residence.
Since her last appearance, she delayed carrying out official duties, and has been doing her weekly audience with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson via the phone as opposed to face-to-face.
She has also made two televised addresses to the public to address concerns over the new virus lockdown.