Britain’s reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth, celebrates her 96th birthday today and in honour of the occasion, Buckingham Palace has released a new official picture through her social media accounts.
In the image, which was posted on the Royal Family’s official social media accounts, the Queen stands between two of her white fell ponies. The ponies, named Bybeck Katie and Bybeck Nightingale, pose grandly with the Queen on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The monarch wore a muted green coat in a shade that was similar to Prince Philip’s official livery colour.
The photo was snapped by a noted equestrian photographer, Henry Dallal, on behalf of the Royal Windsor Horse Show where the Queen is an avid patron and spectator.