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King Charles has laughing fit during surprise outing - best photos

 The annual event was beloved by the Monarch's late mother Queen Elizabeth

Updated: 3 May 2024
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King Charles couldn't have looked happier on Friday when he was spotted beaming at the Royal Windsor Horse Show alongside his niece, Zara Tindall. 

A photo fo Zara Tindall and King Charles hugging© Andrew Matthews - PA Images,Getty

The outing marks His Majesty's second since he returned to public duties last week. In a series of touching photos from the event, Charles and Zara could be seen enjoying each other's company, hugging, chatting and laughing together.

Zara Tindall putting her arm around King Charles© Chris Jackson,Getty

Despite the April showers, the occasion certainly pleased His Majesty who was pictured looking thoroughly gripped by the action.  

Charles studies a map at the Royal Windsor Horse show© Andrew Matthews - PA Images,Getty

Charles was also pictured chatting away to officials as well as admiring a map with one of the competitors.

A photo of King Charles beaming at the Windsor Horse Show© Andrew Matthews - PA Images,Getty

Charles joined his fellow royal family members, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, and Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, who have attended this year so far.  

A photo of King Charles smiling at the Royal Windsor Horse Show© Andrew Matthews - PA Images

The event has always been a beloved occasion among senior royals. Charles' mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, never missed a year, and since she died in 2022, her adoring family members have attended in her honour.

A photo of the Duchess of Edinburgh weaing a scarf © Max Mumby/Indigo,Getty

The Duchess of Edinburgh, who seldom disappoints when it comes to her country chic fashion, appeared to wear a sweet tribute to her late mother-in-law who was famed for donning an elegant head scarf whenever she attended the show.  

Sophie wore an elegant patterned Hermes scarf wrapped around her sleek ponytail. She and the late Queen had an exceptionally close bond therefore it comes as no surprise that she would honour her in this way. 

Reunion© PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo


As the King prepared for the day's events, he passed the Duchess of Edinburgh while taking his seat. The duo, who have a close relationship, shared a small conversation upon meeting.

King Charles and Prince Edward speaking while sati n chairs© PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Brothers together

The King was sat incredibly close to his younger brother, the Duke of Edinburgh and the pair were seen lauging together as they enjoyed the event.


Princess Kate wearing black and white polka dots and a hat

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The last time the Queen attended was in May 2022, and despite the fact she was suffering from mobility problems she still stepped out to attend what could arguably be one of her favourite events of the year. 

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