By Daily Mail Reporter
In-laws: The Queen greets the Duchess of Cornwall... but the embrace looked a little bit awkward
It was probably meant to be a friendly greeting between a mother and her daughter-in-law. But the Queen looked a little awkward when her son's wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, leaned in for a kiss.
The two women were both attending the Royal Windsor Horse Show, where the Queen cheered with delight as her horse passed the finish line first, in Britain's largest outdoor equestrian event.
The Queen's horse, St James, won two events on the show's first day, and she did not try to hide her delight at the victories.
My kingdom for a horse: The Queen cheers along with her head groom Terry Pendry as her nag St James wins the veterans' class at The Windsor Horse Show
We are amused: The Queen watches her horse compete. The Royal Windsor Horse Show is Britain's largest outdoor equestrian show
During the show her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, steered a horse-drawn carriage through the grounds of Windsor Castle, which sits just outside the west of London.
After the race the Queen, dressed in a sensible country jacket and one of her trademark headscarves, wandered through the event meeting spectators.
Later, she toured events with her the Duchess of Cornwall, who is also well known for her love of equestrianism.
The Royal Windsor Horse Show is Britain's largest outdoor equestrian show. The event has been running for more than 65 years and takes place in The Queen’s private grounds at Windsor Castle.
Fourteen of the Queen's own horses were among the draws at the annual event. Some 2,725 entries were received for the 150 or so classes set to take place.
Entrants also included a star-studded cast of showjumpers, including Laura Kraut, Robert Whitaker, Tim Stockdale and Pippa Funnell.
Joyriding: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, takes two women for a spin through the grounds of Windsor Castle in a horse-drawn carriage
Her loyal subjects: The Queen meets a baby among spectators at the show. Fourteen of the Queen's own horses were among the draws at the annual event
Family fun day: The Queen and Camilla share a joke as they tour events and attractions at the show
Show director Simon Brooks-Ward told the Maidenhead Advertiser: 'We seem to be bucking the trend a bit in terms of entries.
'Where many shows are reporting low numbers, we have exceeded target and are delighted that competitors still seem to love coming to Royal Windsor Horse Show.'
The Shetland Pony Grand National, the Household Cavalry best turned out trooper and the DAKS Pony Club Games were among the other entertainments and displays on offer.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
By Daily Mail Reporter