The eldest child of The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, is set to honour her grandfather, The Duke of Edinburgh, at The Royal Windsor Horse Show on Sunday 15th May. Lady Louise will drive The Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage during the final night of the four-day event.
The Royal Windsor Horse Show is the United Kingdom’s largest outdoor premier show and takes place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle. A number of events will take place over the course of the event including The Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, The Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry and The Shetland Pony Grand National.
The final night of the RWHS will culminate with a Jubilee tribute to Her Majesty The Queen. It is believed that it will be this night that Lady Louise pays her own tribute to Her Majesty and the late Prince Philip. It has also been reported that a number of The Queen’s great-grandchildren, including Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, will also pay their own tribute to The Queen.
Lady Louise’s love of carriage driving came about through being taught by The Duke of Edinburgh who took up the sport during the 1970s.
BAFTA winning director of The Royal Windsor Horse Show, Simon Brooks-Ward, spoke of The Queen’s love of horses, “What The Queen has done is always championed rare breeds. She has been the best ambassador to increase the breeds in terms of numbers and significance. There’s a huge swathe of horses and ponies that perhaps the general public won’t realise or recognise, but in The Queen’s 70th jubilee year its something we want to recognise and celebrate.”
It is expected that Her Majesty The Queen will attend the final night of The Royal Windsor Horse Show. The live event will be broadcast on ITV on Sunday 15th May at 8pm.