Sophie Wessex and Prince Edward arrive at the Royal Windsor Horse Show with their daughter Lady Louise

Sophie Wessex and Prince Edward arrive at the Royal Windsor Horse Show with their daughter Lady Louise

Sophie Wessex appeared upbeat this morning as she arrived with her husband Prince Edward and daughter Lady Louise for the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The Countess cut an elegant figure as she inspected a roadblock with her family after the Queen attended the show on Friday – her first public appearance since missing the State Opening of Parliament.

Mum-of-two Sophie opted for a smart dark gray blazer, which she paired with a long brown skirt and white printed blouse for the busy day.

The Countess, who recently returned from a trip to the Channel Islands to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, swept her hair into a low ponytail for the occasion.

She opted for neutral makeup and put a pair of sunglasses on her head in anticipation of the warm weather.

Today is the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, one of the Queen’s most popular events of the year.

Sophie Wessex and Prince Edward arrive at the Royal Windsor Horse Show with their daughter Lady Louise

Sophie Wessex appeared upbeat this morning as she arrived with her husband Prince Edward and daughter Lady Louise for the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

The Countess cut an elegant figure as she inspected a roadblock with her family after the Queen attended the show on Friday - her first public appearance since missing the State Opening of Parliament

The Countess cut an elegant figure as she inspected a roadblock with her family after the Queen attended the show on Friday – her first public appearance since missing the State Opening of Parliament

Mum-of-two Sophie opted for a smart dark gray blazer, which she paired with a long brown skirt and white printed blouse for the busy day

Mum-of-two Sophie opted for a smart dark gray blazer, which she paired with a long brown skirt and white printed blouse for the busy day

Her Majesty attended the celebrations herself on Friday, despite ongoing mobility issues that meant she missed Tuesday’s opening of Parliament.

The Queen, 96, was applauded and cheered as she arrived in her Range Rover and rolled down her window to chat animatedly with fellow festival-goers who had never missed the event in the past 79 years.

Audiences at the Royal Windsor Horse Show were equally thrilled to see her at the event, who was also loved by her husband, Prince Philip, 73, who died aged 99 last April.

The Wessexes were also in attendance on Friday, with Sophie seen taking pictures of her daughter Lady Louise as she drove the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage and led the Fell Pony Society’s centenary parade.

Sophie was accompanied by her 18-year-old daughter, Lady Louise, who wore a blue patterned blouse and light-colored trousers

Sophie was accompanied by her 18-year-old daughter, Lady Louise, who wore a blue patterned blouse and light-colored trousers

The Countess, who recently returned from a trip to the Channel Islands to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, swept her hair into a low ponytail for the occasion

The Countess, who recently returned from a trip to the Channel Islands to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, swept her hair into a low ponytail for the occasion

Today is the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, one of the Queen's most popular events of the year

Today is the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, one of the Queen’s most popular events of the year

Prince Edward smiles as he walks the grounds of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday

Prince Edward smiles as he walks the grounds of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday

Saturday is the final day of the four day Royal Windsor Horse Show, held annually in Berkshire

Saturday is the final day of the four day Royal Windsor Horse Show, held annually in Berkshire

Her Majesty attended the celebrations herself on Friday, despite ongoing mobility issues that meant she missed Tuesday's opening of parliament

Her Majesty attended the celebrations herself on Friday, despite ongoing mobility issues that meant she missed Tuesday’s opening of parliament

The monarch took a seat in the stands alongside Prince Edward, Lady Brabourne and Sophie on Friday

The monarch took a seat in the stands alongside Prince Edward, Lady Brabourne and Sophie on Friday

The Wessexes were also in attendance on Friday, with Sophie seen taking pictures of her daughter Lady Louise as she drove the Duke of Edinburgh's carriage and led the Fell Pony Society's centenary parade

The Wessexes were also in attendance on Friday, with Sophie seen taking pictures of her daughter Lady Louise as she drove the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage and led the Fell Pony Society’s centenary parade

Louise lives with her parents, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, and younger brother James, Viscount Severn, in Bagshot Park, Surrey, just a few miles from Windsor.

Having competed in carriage driving competitions, the young Queen is believed to have inherited her interest in carriage driving from the Duke of Edinburgh who was instrumental in establishing carriage driving as a sport in Britain.

And Louise continues to follow in his footsteps: Earlier this month she competed in the British Indoor Carriage Driving Championships.

Lady Louise is pictured riding a carriage at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, said to be the Queen's favorite event

Lady Louise is pictured riding a carriage at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, said to be the Queen’s favorite event

The 18-year-old Queen showed off her impressive horsemanship skills as she drove the Duke of Edinburgh's carriage to lead the Fell Pony Society's centenary parade on Friday

The 18-year-old royal showed off her impressive horsemanship skills as she drove the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage to lead the Fell Pony Society’s centenary parade on Friday

The Queen sits with Prince Edward and Sophie as she attends her first public engagement since missing the Queen's speech

The Queen sits with Prince Edward and Sophie as she attends her first public engagement since missing the Queen’s speech

Carriage driving has been one of Prince Philip’s favorite pastimes since the 1970s, and he competed in carriage races near Norfolk before representing Britain at several World and European Championships.

In May 2017, Prince Philip spoke about how he got into carriage driving after quitting polo at the age of 50.

He said: “I’ve been looking around to see what’s next, I didn’t know what was available. And I suddenly thought, well, we have horses and carriages, so why don’t I try it.

“So I borrowed four horses from the London stables and took them to Norfolk and practiced and thought – why not?”

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