The Queen was forced to give up riding two months ago after suffering “discomfort”, according to reports.
Her Majesty, 95, was ordered to stop her beloved hobby in early September, but is determined to get back on the saddle soon.
According to The Sun, the Queen – who is known for her love of horseback riding and as an avid racing fan – has not been out on horseback since taking a summer break in Scotland.
The Queen (pictured on horseback in Windsor in 2020, file photo) was forced to give up riding two months ago after suffering from ‘discomfort’, according to reports.
Citing a source from Balmoral Castle – the Scottish royal family’s holiday home – the newspaper reported that Her Majesty was “quite uncomfortable”.
“She loves to ride horses and it has been part of her ritual for most of her life,” the source said. “She was extremely disappointed not to be riding since the beginning of September. “
But the Queen has refused to give up on her favorite pastime, and according to royal insiders cited by The Sun, she is eager to return after taking time to rest.
Her Majesty has long been known for her love of equestrian activities, including attending races, looking after horses and riding herself.
She was regularly photographed on horseback during her reign, and before her coronation as a princess.
The 95-year-old monarch was due to visit Scotland for the high-profile Cop26 night on Monday, but she will now record a video address for delegates.
It is understood that the Queen sincerely wishes the conference to be a success and result in meaningful action by the participating nations.
The Queen underwent preliminary tests in hospital on October 20 during her first overnight stay in a medical facility in eight years, and has used a cane twice in recent weeks.
Pictured: US President Ronald Reagan and Queen Elizabeth II on horseback at Home Park in Windsor in 1982. Her Majesty has long been known for her love of equestrian activities, including watching races, caring for horses and riding herself
She returned to work on Tuesday, performing virtual hearings from Windsor Castle, her first official engagements in seven days, after being ordered to rest by medics – and later that day she spoke with Chancellor Rishi Sunak before the budget.
The Queen held her weekly meeting with the Prime Minister on Wednesday as she continues to perform light duties.
The head of state and Boris Johnson spoke by phone the day after the Queen announced she would not be traveling to Scotland for the UN climate change conference Cop26.
An entry in Wednesday’s court circular, the official record of royal engagements, said: “MP Rt Hon Boris Johnson (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had a hearing with the Queen by telephone this evening. “
This is the first time that the two national personalities have conducted their traditional catch-up conversation in three weeks.
There are no details in the court circular that Mr Johnson had an audience with the Queen last week when advised to rest and canceled a two-day trip to Northern Ireland.
The prime minister had been on vacation the week before, and the last official note for a telephone meeting between the two was on October 6.