Sophie Wessex, proud mother of Lady Louise, snapped photos at Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The Countess cut an elegant figure as she arrived alongside her husband Prince Edward this morning, where they supported the Queen, 95, at one of her favourite events of the year.

For the day, she chose to wear a navy green jacket with a military-style collar.

Sophie was beaming as she took her seat in the stands alongside her mother-in-law, the Earl and Lady Brabourne, and watched on as Lady Louise, 18, showed off her carriage driving skills. 

Sophie Wessex, proud mother of Lord Louise at the Royal Windsor Horse Show was today captured by Sophie Wessex

Meanwhile the Queen's youngest granddaughter Lady Louise, 18, showed off her carriage driving skills at the event

Lady Louise, 18-years old, was the Queen’s youngest Granddaughter. She demonstrated her skills in driving a carriage during the event. 

Sophie recently returned from a visit to Channel Islands for Queen’s Jubilee. She wore her hair down in a ponytail to celebrate the occasion.

However, the mother of two opted to wear neutral makeup during the outing.

For today’s horse show, she was dressed in a sophisticated purple blouse. Her daughter watched from the sidelines and reached for her phone as her mother took part.

The two-year-old mother of the child appeared to be overjoyed that her oldest child was there, so she took pictures on her iPhone all through.  

Sophie was beaming as she took her seat in the stands alongside her mother in law, the Earl and Lady Brabourne, and watched on as Lady Louise took part

Sophie beaming when she took her place in the seats with her mother in laws, Lady Brabourne and Lady Brabourne. She also watched Lady Louise take part 

Lady Louise Windsor showed off her impressive carriage driving skills at The Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park this afternoon

Lady Louise Windsor displayed her amazing carriage driving skills at the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park on this afternoon

Her Majesty also watched with pride as her granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor, driving the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage, led the Fell Pony Society centenary parade. 

Louise is a daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex. She lives in Surrey with James Severn, her younger brother, at Bagshot Park.

The young royal is said to have been a competitor in carriage-driving contests. This interest was inherited from her father, the Duke of Edinburgh. He helped establish carriage driving in Britain.

Louise will continue to follow his example: Louise competed earlier this month in the British Indoor Carriage Driving Championships.

Prince Philip enjoyed carriage driving since the 1970s. He drove in a variety of cars near Norfolk and went on to compete at many European and international championships.

The mother-of-two, who was seated alongside the Queen at the event, snapped photographs of her daughter on her phone at the event

At the event, the mother-of-2, sitting alongside Queen Elizabeth II, captured photographs with her iPhone of her daughter. 

The delighted Queen took home a cup today at the event, which marked her first public appearance since missing the State Opening of Parliament

The delighted Queen took home a cup today at the event, which marked her first public appearance since missing the State Opening of Parliament

At the event today, the delighted Queen received a cup. This was her first public appearance since the State Opening of Parliament.

The monarch took her seat in the stands at the event alongside Prince Edward, Lady Brabourne and Sophie

Along with Prince Edward, Lady Brabourne, and Sophie, the monarch took her place in the audience. 

Prince Philip talked about his journey to become a carriage driver after he quit playing polo at 50.

He explained that he was just looking for the next thing, but didn’t realize what else was out there.

“And suddenly, I thought: Well, we have horses and carriages, so why not I give it a try.

“So I borrowed four horses in London and took them to Norfolk. Then, I thought, Why not?

According to the Duke, he described how a committee made up of equestrian specialists was formed in order to develop international guidelines for carriage driving.

Her Majesty was brimming with excitement as she visited the Royal Windsor Horse Show - one of her favourite events of the year - despite ongoing mobility problems forcing her to miss the State Opening of Parliament this week

Her Majesty’s excitement was contagious as she visited Royal Windsor Horse Show, one of her favourite events of this year. This is despite continuing mobility difficulties that have forced her to miss the State Opening of Parliament.

His contribution to the development of the sport was acknowledged. He competed in British athletics until his death in 1980.

The prince ordered the carriage in dark green made from aluminium and stainless steel at the age of 91.

In the years that followed, he was seen on the carriage riding around Windsor and the other royal estates.

The delighted Queen took home a cup today at the event, which marked her first public appearance since missing the State Opening of Parliament.

Sophie could be seen carefully laying a blanket across her knee as she sat alongside Prince Edward at the event today

As Prince Edward sat with Sophie at today’s event, Sophie was seen carefully placing a blanket on her knees.  

Her Majesty, despite her ongoing mobility issues that prevented her from attending the State Opening of Parliament this Week, was back on her feet.

While watching her horse Balmoral Leia race, the 96 year-old monarch was dressed in pink lipstick, sunglasses and casually in a dark blouse and cardigan.

After closing her car window, she chatted with fellow festival-goers, having not missed it in the previous 79 years. The crowd clapped and cheered her on as she got there.

Prince Philip died in April last year at 99. She was a huge fan of The Royal Windsor Horse Show. Seeing it today will mark a very happy anniversary of their 73-year relationship.

The 96-year-old monarch, wearing sunglasses, pink lipstick and dressed casually in a white blouse and dark cardigan, looked in good health and spirits as she watched her horse Balmoral Leia compete.

As she watched Balmoral Leia, her 96-year old monarch looked healthy and happy in sunglasses and pink lipstick. She was also dressed casually in white blouse, dark cardigan and a light shirt.

Due to her physical limitations, Her Majesty missed Tuesday’s Queen’s Speech. She was unable to stand or walk for extended periods of time and so chose to remain in the Range Rover’s passenger seat. Here she talked to passersby as well as watched the horses perform in the parade ring.

After about an hour, she was able to walk slowly, around 30ft, up to the seat at the grandstand.  

The secret trip was made to visit her horses after she missed yesterday’s opening day. Her 14 animals were all invited to participate in the event, which the monarch seemed delighted at.