The new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has been released by The Royal Windsor Horse Show to celebrate her 96th birthday.
The photo, captured by photographer Henry Dallal, shows the Queen smiling next to her two home-bred ponies, Bybeck Nightingale and Bybeck Katie, taken on the grounds of Windsor Castle last month.
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“The portrait is the fourth in a series of photos released by the Royal Windsor Horse Show, following images that celebrated the Golden Jubilee, the Platinum Jubilee and Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday,” shared the royal family.
The two horses are set to appear in the Royal Windsor Horse Show’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration: A Gallop Through History. Key members of the royal family are rumoured to make appearances on horseback during the celebration.
The Queen has attended every Royal Windsor Horse Show since it was first staged in 1943.
The Queen is marking her birthday with a private affair. She is currently staying at Wood Farm, a cottage at Sandringham Estate which the Duke of Edinburgh spent many of his final years.
The Royal Windsor Horse Show will take place on 12-15 May and will feature more than 500 horses and 1,000 performers following the monarch’s life journey.