Queen Elizabeth II, 94, has been isolating at Windsor Castle with Prince Philip since the start of lockdown in March. On Sunday she was photographed looking and happy and well as she rode a 14-year-old Fell Pony Balmoral Fern around Home Park.
The sweet picture which shows the Queen beaming in a pink headscarf, a tweed jacket, jodhpurs and riding boots is the first time she has been seen out in public since the start of lockdown.
While the Queen has addressed the nation on two occasions since the coronavirus crisis began, her speeches were delivered from within the confines of Windsor Castle.
The last time she was pictured out and about was when she made the car journey from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle in March.
The photographs of the Queen riding were shared by the Royal Family’s official Twitter account which suggests they were meant to send a message.
The latest Government guidelines for people shielding
People who are shielding remain vulnerable and should continue to take precautions but can now leave their home if they wish, as long as they are able to maintain strict social distancing.
If you choose to spend time outdoors, this can be with members of your own household.
If you live alone, you can spend time outdoors with one person from another household.
Ideally, this should be the same person each time.
If you do go out, you should take extra care to minimise contact with others by keeping two metres apart.