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Queen Elizabeth makes her first appearance since leaving the public eye

Queen Elizabeth makes her first appearance since leaving the public eye

It has been a long while since fans have been able to see Her Majesty, but the royal has been spotted in public for the first time since coronavirus lockdown restrictions began in the United Kingdom. 

The Queen was photographed riding her 14-year-old Fell Pony, Balmoral Fern, within the grounds of her Windsor Castle residence. 

The Windsor Grounds have long been a personal favourite of the Queen, who has been a passionate horse keeper and breeder of thoroughbred racehorses for many decades. 

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said Her Majesty has enjoyed riding since childhood and has been actively involved with the welfare of the horses she owns for breeding, riding and racing.

Her Majesty has not been spotted in public since when she was driven from Buckingham Palace in London to her Windsor Castle property. 

The royal has delayed all of her official duties but has been keeping up with her weekly audiences with the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson via phone call. 

The Queen has also made two televised addresses to the public to address concerns over the new virus lockdown.