Lady Louise, 16, joins father Prince Edward for a horse ride near Windsor castle


The Queen’s youngest granddaughter inherited her love of riding after being taught by the monarch and her grooms from an early age.

And Lady Louise continued to enjoy her grandmother’s favourite past time on Saturday as she rode out for moderate walk around the Windsor Castle grounds.

Making a rare appearance the royal, 16, was joined by her father Prince Edward, 55, on the cold and crisp afternoon as they wrapped up warm in riding gear.

Inherited hobby: Lady Louise, 16, continued to enjoy her grandmother’s favourite past time on Saturday as she rode out for moderate walk near Windsor Castle with Prince Edward

The pair rode an off road circuit near Windsor castle at a steady pace, holding a conversation as they maneuvered the bumpy track on horse back. 

Confident Lady Louise looked at ease riding, despite having had a traumatic fall from her pony on Queen’s estate at the age of eight – which left her with a broken arm. 

Prince Edward was seen at his daughter’s side as he continued at a steady jaunt on his dappled grey horse.

Although the Queen stubbornly refuses to swap her traditional headscarf for a riding hat even at the age of 93, she has always insisted that her grandchildren wear safety headgear.

Wrapping up warm: Making a rare appearance the royal, 16, was joined by her father on the cold and crisp afternoon as they wrapped up warm in riding gear

Wrapping up warm: Making a rare appearance the royal, 16, was joined by her father on the cold and crisp afternoon as they wrapped up warm in riding gear

Father daughter time: The pair rode an off road circuit near Windsor castle at a steady pace, holding a conversation as they maneuvered the bumpy track on horse back

Father daughter time: The pair rode an off road circuit near Windsor castle at a steady pace, holding a conversation as they maneuvered the bumpy track on horse back

Elsewhere on Saturday, Princess Anne, who is most commonly spotted in her riding gear, stood out from crowds at Salisbury Cathedral in a striking cerulean blue outfit as she celebrated the Royal Corps of Signals Centenary.

With official duties as Colonel-in-Chief and Royal Corps of Signals, the Princess Royal joined the Master of Signals Lieuentant General Sir Nick Pope during her visit – enjoying a tour of the Cathedral grounds.

The pair seemed to be engaged in an amusing discussion during the occasion, which celebrates the Corps of Signals. 

100 years of communication: Princess Anne stood out from crowds at Salisbury Cathedral in a striking cerulean blue outfit as she celebrated the Royal Corps of Signals Centenary

100 years of communication: Princess Anne stood out from crowds at Salisbury Cathedral in a striking cerulean blue outfit as she celebrated the Royal Corps of Signals Centenary

The regiment has provided vital communication intelligence and kept the British Army up to date with developing communication technology since it formed in 1920 – alongside the British Army at every deployment.

Her Royal Highness was bestowed the ceremonial position of Colonel-in-Chief in 1977 and has attended key events to celebrate the combat support arm of the British Army ever since.

Security was stepped up around Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday ahead of the royal visit with the Cathedral shut to visitors all day and the morning worship moved to a nearby teaching centre belonging to the church. 

Ceremony: The Princess Royal joined the Master of Signals Lieutenant General Sir Nick Pope (centre) during her visit - enjoying a tour of the Cathedral grounds

Ceremony: The Princess Royal joined the Master of Signals Lieutenant General Sir Nick Pope (centre) during her visit – enjoying a tour of the Cathedral grounds

Colonel-in-Chief: Her Royal Highness was bestowed ceremonial position of Colonel-in-Chief in 1977 and attends key events to celebrate the combat support arm of the British Army

Colonel-in-Chief: Her Royal Highness was bestowed ceremonial position of Colonel-in-Chief in 1977 and attends key events to celebrate the combat support arm of the British Army

Extra safety and security measures were also in place in and around the town.

The centenary service, which featured a parade and the official Northern Royal Signals Band was attended by serving personnel of the Corps along with veterans and young cadets. 

Later a private service attended by the Princess Royal was conducted by the Dean of Salisbury Nicholas Papadopulos.      

Royal duties: Later a private service attended by the Princess Royal was conducted by the Dean of Salisbury Nicholas Papadopulos

Royal duties: Later a private service attended by the Princess Royal was conducted by the Dean of Salisbury Nicholas Papadopulos

On Thursday the Queen shone the spotlight on Sophie Wessex, 55, Lady Louise’s mother and Prince Edward’s wife as she was featured on the Royal Family’s Instagram stories in a string of posts showing her busy day of engagements in London.

Shared with the Queen’s 7.5million followers the posts started with a brief introduction to Sophie, sharing a picture of her wedding to Prince Edward, in 1999, and explaining that she is married to the Queen’s youngest son.

It then revealed her her links to 85 charities and overseas work, before moving on to her engagements of the day at St James’s Palace. 

The posts follow reports that Sophie Wessex was singled out as the Queen’s saving grace following turmoil in the royal family, with the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would renounce their royal duties, and the divorce of Princess Anne’s eldest son Peter Phillips from wife Autumn.

The Queen put Sophie Wessex, 55, in the spotlight with an Instagram story dedicated to her beloved daughter-in-law's busy day on Thursday (pictured)

The Queen put Sophie Wessex, 55, in the spotlight with an Instagram story dedicated to her beloved daughter-in-law’s busy day on Thursday (pictured) 

On Instagram, the Royal Family account put the emphasis on Sophie's charity work (pictured), adding it often took her overseas

The story followed Sophie through her numerous engagements, giving context on her day, the locations she travelled to and her charity work (pictured at St James's Palace)

On Instagram, the Royal Family account put the emphasis on Sophie’s charity work (pictured), adding it often took her overseas 

A picture of Sophie's wedding to Prince Edward was also shared. The couple celebrated their 20 years anniversary on 19 June 2019

A picture of Sophie’s wedding to Prince Edward was also shared. The couple celebrated their 20 years anniversary on 19 June 2019

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