Platinum Jubilee: Tributes paid to the Queen at Epsom Derby as monarch opts to look at festivities from dwelling


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Tributes together with a guard of honour had been paid to the Queen at Epsom Derby Day, because the monarch opted to look at festivities from Windsor Citadel.

The Princess Royal appeared within the royal field to symbolize the Queen, laughing, smiling and waving her due to the crowds.

Anne and her household watched because the nationwide anthem was performed and the gathered attendees waved Union Jack flags.

Jubilee celebrations happened within the Queen’s absence, with 40 jockeys who’ve ridden for the owner-breeder donning the royal racing silks and forming a guard of honour earlier than the nationwide anthem was sung.

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Princess Anne waves to crowds at Epsom Derby
Princess Anne was seen smiling and waving to crowds

5 of the monarch’s former racehorses had been additionally paraded, and a number of hats impressed by the seven many years of her reign have been displayed.

The monarch had to pull out of attending Saturday’s races because of “episodic mobility points”, opting to view it on tv from Windsor Citadel, the place she has been despatched a memento race card to observe the motion.

Crowds cheered and waved on the princess, who was grinning and chatting together with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

Anne then waved and laughed, whereas thanking these round her for making her really feel welcome.

Runners and riders during the Cazoo Handicap on Derby Day during the Cazoo Derby Festival 2022 at Epsom Racecourse, Surrey. Picture date: Saturday June 4, 2022.

The Queen’s hopes of profitable this 12 months’s Derby had been dashed earlier in Could when her horse Attain For The Moon, who was among the many favourites, and two others, had been withdrawn.

Thoroughbreds owned by the Queen have gained 4 out of the 5 flat racing classics, the 1,000 Guineas and a couple of,000 Guineas, the Oaks and the St Leger, with solely the Derby eluding her.

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