Crowds roars as Queen arrives on Royal Windsor Horse Show red carpet

Her Majesty was welcomed with a huge roar from the crowd in Windsor as she arrived at the last night of A Gallop Through History, the first major event held to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. The Queen arrived inside the arena in the back of a Range Rover.  

She handed her walking stick to an aide before climbing down from the vehicle unaided. 

As she walked on the red carpet, the crowd continued to clap and roar in her honour. 

The sovereign was accompanied by Prince Edward, her youngest child and patron of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which organised the much-anticipated event. 

The monarch was spotted smiling widely throughout the event, which led viewers on a journey through the past five centuries. 

Starting from the reign of Elizabeth I, performers sparked laughter and emotions in viewers by bringing back to life some of the key players and events in British history. 

The Queen looked splendid as she donned a light blue outfit paired with a grey shawl and her signature pearl earrings.  

The show saw more than 500 horses and 1000 people performing, and counted among its cast actors Damian Lewis and Tom Cruise, who introduced into the arena the Royal Horse Artillery. 

In an interview with Phillip Schofield ahead of the show, Mr Cruise said to be “honoured” to take part in the event celebrating the Jubilee and confessed to “admire” the Queen. 

The splendid performance has been carried out every night since Wednesday.

The charity performance was attended by Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

The first official night of the event presented the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester as royal guests, followed by the Earl and Countess of Wessex on Friday.

Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence attended the exhibition on Saturday.

Lady Louise Windsor, the Queen’s youngest granddaughter, stunned the public as one of the performers, as she led through the arena a parade driving the carriage previously owned by Prince Philip.

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