An ardent animal lover, the Queen is known for her passion for horses – one that she has passed on to her daughter, Princess Anne, and granddaughter, Zara Tindall, both of whom pursued professional equestrian careers. The monarch spent her birthday quietly at Sandringham, her Norfolk estate, which may have included a visit to the Royal Stud.
The Queen was pictured looking cheery as she was taken out for a drive, ever-elegant in sunglasses and a floral headscarf, with her beloved dogs joining her in the back of the car. While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in London yesterday, visiting the Disasters Emergency Committee to learn about their vital work fundraising for victims of the war in Ukraine, the Queen was reportedly joined by some of her close family and friends for a small gathering at Sandringham’s Wood Farm. Her dresser, aide and loyal companion, Angela Kelly, was reportedly spotted driving on the estate, likely in order to visit the monarch on her birthday, according to the MailOnline.