The Queen, 96, was rumored to skip the Thanksgiving service on Friday morning so she could gather enough strength for Saturday’s Epsom Derby. But nothing came of it, and Elizabeth II did not travel to her favorite event. Because Elizabeth II is not only a recognized fan of horses, she is also one of the most successful owners of racing stables: she has already won more than 1,000 races with her horses.
According to Buckingham Palace, the King is following the race at Windsor Castle on TV. She is represented by her daughter Ann (71). Also favorite granddaughter is Zara Tindall (41), an exhibition runner she and her husband. Former rugby player Mike Tindall (43) watches the derby from Queens Books.
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It’s frustrating for visitors that their beloved king can’t be there – because the queen is rarely this close. But one also understands that she has to take care of herself in her old age. It is also believed that she takes time on this day for her eldest granddaughter, Lillipet. She celebrates her first birthday on this day.
Prince Harry, 37, and Duchess Meghan, 40, traveled this week to Great Britain with their two children for the first time. So the Queen had to wait about a year before she could hug the youngest member of the family for the first time.
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