Horse-owning Queen indulges equestrian passion

Thursday May 19, 2011

It certainly wouldn't grab as many headlines as the other parts of her historic Ireland trip.

But the smile on her face said it all – the Queen was thrilled to be visiting the Irish National Stud in Kildare.

There was a huge round of applause as the monarch arrived at the thoroughbred horse breeding facility.

She had chosen a cornflower blue jacket and white hat to take part in the most relaxed part of her itinerary – and probably her favourite.

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