Britain's Queen Elizabeth II looks on during a visit to the Science Museum on March 07, 2019 in London, England.
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The Queen looked emotional as she watched her granddaughter Lady Louise pay a very special tribute to Prince Philip.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee (opens in new tab) celebrations kicked off in splendid fashion with the Royal Windsor Horse Show, where the Queen was treated to a special sight.

Queen Elizabeth II during the "A Gallop Through History" performance as part of the official celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee at the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park on May 15, 2022 in Windsor, England

Her Majesty watched on as her granddaughter Lady Louise drove a traditional horse-drawn carriage (opens in new tab) in the ‘Gallop Through History’ section. 

It was an emotional moment for the Queen as the carriage once belonged to the Duke of Edinburgh, which he left to Lady Louise (opens in new tab). It was clearly a poignant and proud sight to watch her granddaughter expertly drive Prince Philip’s favourite carriage in the finale of the show.

Lady Louise Windsor during the "A Gallop Through History" performance as part of the official celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee at the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park on May 15, 2022 in Windsor, England.

Fans were quick to react to the touching moment, sharing their thoughts on social media and pointing out how special the moment was. 

One royal fan tweeted, “How wonderful to see Lady Louise driving her grandfather’s carriage - and The Queen’s obvious delight.”

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Another wrote, “Lady Louise this evening - and You simply can't unsee the touching moment for HM The Queen with her in the carriage of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.”

A third posted, “The Queen is proud of Lady Louise. Tears of happiness!”

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This is just one of the many lovely moments we can expect to see from the Queen’s jubilee. The nation will be treated to a four-day weekend where pubs will stay open until 1 am and a Jubilee concert (opens in new tab), as the Queen hopes the historic event will ‘bring families together’ following tough times.

Royal fans were pleased to see the Queen in such good spirits after fears for her health as she was unable to attend the State Opening of Parliament for the first time in 60 years, due to ‘episodic mobility issues (opens in new tab)’ just a week prior.

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.