Royal Family Shares Throwback Photos of Young Queen in Honor of National Pet Month
The royal family's Instagram account has provided fans the cutest collection of throwback images of Queen Elizabeth II out of appreciation for National Pet Month. They also revealed that at her age, she's still riding horses.
"Today we are marking National Pet Month. The nation's pets have kept us company during lockdown, and have joined our daily walks!" the royal family's social media account captioned the slideshow of photos.
The account wrote that the first royal corgis, named Dookie and Jane, joined the family in 1933 when King George VI offered them to his daughters, then-Princess Elizabeth, and Princess Margaret.
"On her 18th birthday, Princess Elizabeth was given her very own Corgi named Susan, and has owned more than 30 corgis and dorgis since," the royal family wrote.
Throughout her life, the Queen's affection for horses has stayed with her, the account continued. Today, she still rides horses and takes an extraordinary enthusiasm for the horses which she breeds and owns for racing.
As reported by Hello!, the royal family is currently spending time at home in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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🐶🐴🐈Today we are marking National Pet Month. The nation's pets have kept us company during lockdown, and have joined our daily walks! The first Royal corgis - Dookie & Jane - joined the Royal Family in 1933, when King George VI gave them to his daughters, Princess Elizabeth (now The Queen) and Princess Margaret. On her 18th birthday, Princess Elizabeth was given her very own Corgi named Susan, and has owned more than 30 corgis and dorgis since. Her Majesty’s love of horses has remained with her throughout her life. Here, she is pictured with her pony 'Peggy' at the age of six. Today, she still rides horses and takes a great interest in the horses which she breeds and owns for racing. Slide ▶️ to enjoy some photos of The Queen and her much loved pets. #nationalpetmonth
The Queen and Prince Philip have started their Easter break at Windsor Castle early. Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton are at their home with their three young children, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are back in Canada with their son Archie Harrison.
On March 22, the royal family shared an adorable snap to celebrate Mother's Day alongside a heartfelt message saying they were thinking of mothers everywhere amid the COVID-19 outbreak, as reported by Express.
The current global crisis also affects the planned occasions the Royal Family is required to participate in.
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Today is #MotheringSunday. 📷The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, is pictured with her mother, Queen Elizabeth in 1951. Mothering Sunday is a chance to thank and celebrate all mothers and caregivers, wherever they may be. Today may be a different and difficult day for those who would usually plan to spend time with their mothers, as we adapt to the necessary changes and disruption to our normal routine and regular patterns of life. . But for all Mums everywhere, we are thinking of you, and wish you all a very special #mothersday. . ©Press Association
The black and white photo shows the Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, with her mother, Queen Elizabeth. The image was taken in 1951. They are seen holding on to their hats as they show up at Westminster Abbey for a wedding.
Meanwhile, the current global crisis also affects the planned occasions the Royal Family is required to participate in.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson had cautioned the public that people should avoid all unimportant contact.
Therefore, upcoming royal events that might be postponed or canceled include Trooping the Colour in June. This occasion is attended by all royal family members to commend the official birthday of Her Majesty.
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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
There are also events, for instance, the Chelsea Flower Show and Wimbledon. These events are popular with the royals.
Queen Elizabeth's schedule to visit Cheshire and Camden was also called off in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the schedule of Prince Charles and Camilla to visit the Republic of Cyprus and Jordan.
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