Home Posts As She Returns To Royal Ascot, Queen Elizabeth Is All Smiles
As She Returns To Royal Ascot, Queen Elizabeth Is All Smiles
British Royal Family

As She Returns To Royal Ascot, Queen Elizabeth Is All Smiles


LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II smiled broadly as she attended the final day of the Ascot races on Saturday, where environmental protesters urged the monarch to press politicians to act more quickly on climate change.

The 95-year-old queen, a racing fan and racehorse owner, has attended Ascot almost every year of her seven-decade reign, with the exception of last year, when the event was held without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic, and her return came two months after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, at 99.

The queen arrived in a mint-green outfit and matching hat to cheer on four horses she owns who were racing on Saturday, and she smiled broadly as she inspected one of her horses, Reach for the Moon, after it finished a close second.

The annual racing meeting west of London is a heady concoction of horses, extravagant headwear, fancy dress, champagne, and strawberries with cream.

Extinction Rebellion protesters unfurled a banner reading "Racing to Extinction" at the racecourse on Saturday, claiming four women glued themselves to the banner and chained themselves to the fence in a protest intended to be seen by the queen, who was not present at the time.

0 Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published, Required fields are marked with *.