Great cheers for the Queen’s representatives: Princess Anne and her family were received with great cheers at the Epsom Derby.
Princess Anne (71) was received with loud cheers at the Epsom Derby, British media reports. As Queen Elizabeth II (96) cannot attend the horse race in person, her daughter is representing the Queen at the event, which takes place over the Platinum Jubilee weekend.
The event is one of the Queen’s favorite events on the royal calendar. Because of her limited mobility, the 96-year-old recently had to cancel some appointments. But she is said to be doing “well”, as the “Daily Mail” reports. According to media reports, this is only the third time that the Queen has been absent from the horse race. In 1956 and 1984 she traveled abroad. According to the “Daily Mail” from Buckingham Palace, she will follow the sporting event this year at Windsor Castle on TV. Like her mother, Princess Anne is a huge fan of horse racing and regularly attends racecourses across the UK.
Family outing for Princess Anne
Apparently in a good mood, Princess Anne, who wore a light-colored coat with a matching hat, was now accompanied by her husband, Sir Tim Laurence (67), at the Epsom Derby. Anne’s children – Peter Phillips (44) and Zara Tindall (41) – are also said to be present. While Zara Tindall appeared with husband Mike, 43, Peter Phillips appeared to be accompanied by his new girlfriend Lindsay Wallace, who is said to have first met the Queen in January this year. It is Phillips’ first public appearance with his new partner.
In addition to the horse race, high-ranking royals are also expected at the jubilee concert this Saturday. The event will take place at Buckingham Palace. There will be some music superstars performing there. Diana Ross (78), the band Queen with Adam Lambert (40), Alicia Keys (41) and Duran Duran are among others to enter the BBC stage.