Queen back riding horses just nine months after doctors told her to quit

The Queen is back in the saddle just nine months after being told to quit due to health concerns.

Her Majesty is said to have been out for gentle trips in Windsor after the determined 96-year-old battled to ride again following doctors' advice to avoid the activity after she experienced ‘discomfort’ in October.

The news to cease riding came months ahead of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations after she 'experienced ‘discomfort’ in October.

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During the celebrations, the Queen pledged to continue to serve as monarch 'to the best of my ability supported by my family'.

Now, a Windsor Castle source has reportedly said: she has enjoyed being on her horse again after missing her riding over the past nine months.

"She had been able to whizz around the castle’s Quadrangle in her golf buggy to walk her corgis", the source told The Sun

The source added that riding again is a 'wonderful' sign after recent health worries.

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The pictures showed Her Majesty standing without her walking stick as she was given the Canterbury Cross to recognise her contribution to the Church of England over her long reign.

The head of state held a face-to-face audience with the Archbishop of Canterbury at Windsor Castle this week to receive the award after missing Royal Ascot.

The Queen is hoping to set off on her travels next week despite the ongoing mobility issues.

She is hoping to make her annual trip to Scotland for Holyrood Week but a decision will be taken closer to the time, Buckingham Palace has said.

The monarch is planning to be in residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh when other members of the royal family travel to Scotland en masse to carry out engagements between June 27 and July 1.


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