Prince Michael of Kent joins Royal Windsor Horse Show competitors


Prince Michael of Kent joined the ranks of competitors at the Royal Windsor Horse Show over the weekend, showcasing his equestrian skills alongside other participants.

At 81 years old, the royal took part in the British Driving Society event, accompanied by the Duchess of Edinburgh and Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor. Piloting two Windsor Greys, Prince Michael successfully completed the challenging four-mile drive, earning a commemorative rosette on the event's final day.

His participation adds to the royal presence at the show, with other family members including The King, who honored the event cherished by his late mother. The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Princess Royal, and her family also graced the occasion.

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor not only competed but also contributed to the event's organization, seen sporting a high-visibility jacket as an official.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show holds particular significance, having been attended by Queen Elizabeth II without fail from 1943 until her passing in 2022. Even in her final months, despite health challenges, she made appearances, notably cheering on her highland pony to victory in a competition, much to the delight of spectators.

The annual four-day show, hosted on the grounds of Windsor, continues to draw various members of the Royal Family, perpetuating its tradition and significance within the royal calendar. Photo by Allan warren, Wikimedia commons.

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