The Emotional Journey of Queen Elizabeth at a Horse Show

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Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Queen Elizabeth and a horse. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Most of us may think of Windsor Castle solely as the location of an upcoming event (the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, NBD), but on Wednesday, it was the site of an equally important affair: the annual Royal Windsor Horse Show, during which Queen Elizabeth took us all on an intense tour of royal emotions.

Clad in a powder-blue cardigan, a tweed skirt, sometimes a vest, and literal rose-colored glasses, the 92-year-old monarch took in the horse show with what can only be described as a mixture of intense focus, utter jubilation, and sheer annoyance. Thankfully, we were all along for the wild feelings ride.

Here, Queen Elizabeth watches horses and horse-riders do horse-like things. She seems to be very focused and any other emotions she may be feeling are unclear:

Queen Elizabeth watching horses. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Oh look, now Queen Elizabeth is happy and wearing a vest. The man next to her is clapping, so perhaps a horse did an impressive horse-like thing that caused her to express such joy:

Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Queen Elizabeth and a man. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

But wait, she’s back to focusing hard (possibly annoyed, possibly just looking), sans-vest:

Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Queen Elizabeth and a horse again. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Then the Queen looked to the heavens (or perhaps just briefly glanced upward). Since she is the head of the Church of England, I assume she is asking her close friend God for some horse-related guidance:

Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Queen Elizabeth. Photo: Steve Parsons - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images

With her vest back on, Queen Elizabeth is clearly over the event, and is looking at her watch presumably to see whether it’s an appropriate time to leave:

Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Queen Elizabeth. Photo: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

What a journey!!!

The Emotional Journey of Queen Elizabeth at a Horse Show