Against doctors advice, The Queen, who is eighty-five, returned to the saddle on Easter Monday to go horse riding in Windsor great park.
The grand old lady insisted her recent three mile jogs around the park with Prince Philip had sufficiently loosened up her muscles and joints for her to be able to safely take to the reins again, and that belief appeared to be justified later when she claimed the morning's trot and then gallop around the park had not left her with even a single little twinge of discomfort.
The same cannot be said of her husband Prince Philip , who at ninety-eight has apparently been finding it difficult to keep up with The Queen during their early morning jogs together. It seems likely he will have to follow the advice of doctors and in future confine himself to occasional use of the treadmill they have at Buckingham Palace.
The Queen though is reported to be so delighted with the progress she's been having from her morning runs, gym work-outs, and now the additional horse riding around Windsor Great Park that she says were she to find a suitable horse then she would seriously consider following in the footsteps of Princess Anne, who in 1976 represented Britain at the Montreal Olympic Games, by doing likewise in the equestrian competitions during our own hosting of the games next year.
A gold medal for 'The Queen' perhaps?
- Doesn't that family have enough gold already?