The Herald on Sunday

Queen beams at Ascot


THE Queen looked delighted with the performanc­e of her horse in the first race on the final day at Royal Ascot.

Reach For The Moon, the first of her four horses running in her colours on Saturday afternoon, finished a close second during the Chesham Stakes race at 2.30pm.

The monarch was not seen in the royal box during the race, opting to watch it privately, but had the chance to inspect the colt in the Parade Ring after it crossed the finish line.

The Queen, who could not hide her delight at being back at the famous Berkshire meet for the first time since 2019, had a wide smile on her face as she inspected the horse.

She beamed while watching the horses in the second race being paraded around the ring at just before 3pm.

Usually a regular at the famous Berkshire meet, the Queen has been a no-show since it began on Tuesday.

The monarch also missed last year’s race.

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