The Queen has enjoyed riding since childhood and is closely involved in the welfare of the horses she owns for breeding, riding and racing. In September, it was reported that he had to stop taking his horses out because of “discomfort” and he had “decided to get up in the saddle after rest”.
Clearly, part of the reason doctors now urge him to be so careful is that he wants to return to the routines he has enjoyed for almost seven decades on the throne.
Horses are so important to the Queen that she ended her first lock in June 2020 by agreeing to be photographed riding a 14-year-old pony named Balmoral Fern.
He radiated as he ascended the saddle in the Windsor Castle area, and it was the first time he had been seen outside after being locked up with the Duke of Edinburgh and a small staff called the “HMS bubble”.
As a lifelong dog lover, the Queen surprised her family and her assistant when she decided to have two puppies during the New Year – a dachshund-corgi-cross (dorgi) and a corgi named Muick.
Unfortunately, Fergus later died, but he still has Muick and his old dorgi Candy, which he regularly walks in Windsor Great Park.
Although Buckingham Palace has stressed that the sprain in the Queen’s back is not related to the recent advice of her medical team to rest and that she has not received hospital treatment for the injury, it is no secret in royal circles that she has not been as mobile in recent years. as he used to be, suffering especially from knee and hip pain.
In 2003, he underwent successful surgery to remove torn cartilage in his right knee, but like anyone five years after his 100th birthday, he suffers from joint pain.
As a man whose mantra has always been “I must be seen to be believed,” the Queen desperately wants to get back to work.
But as the Platinum Jubilee, celebrating the 70th anniversary of his reign next summer, is fast approaching, and doctors want to do their best to make sure the people’s grandmother is in the best possible way.
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