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

Sophie Wessex seemed optimistic this morning when she arrived with her husband Prince Edward and their daughter Lady Louise for the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The Countess carved an elegant figure as she surveyed an obstacle while driving with her family after the Queen attended Friday’s show, her first public appearance since missing the state opening of parliament.

The mother of two, Sophie, chose to wear an elegant, dark gray blazer, which she combined with a long brown skirt and a white printed blouse for a busy day.

The Countess, who recently returned from a trip to the Channel Islands to mark the Queen’s anniversary, gathered her hair in a low ponytail for the occasion.

She chose neutral makeup and put on 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 favorite events of the year.

Sophie Wessex seemed optimistic this morning when she arrived with her husband Prince Edward and their daughter Lady Louise for the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

The Countess carved an elegant figure as she surveyed an obstacle while driving with her family after the Queen attended Friday's show, her first public appearance since missing the state opening of parliament

The Countess carved an elegant figure as she surveyed an obstacle while driving with her family after the Queen attended Friday’s show, her first public appearance since missing the state opening of parliament

The mother of two Sophie chose to wear an elegant, dark gray blazer, which combined with a long brown skirt and a white blouse with a print for a busy day.

The mother of two Sophie chose to wear an elegant, dark gray blazer, which combined with a long brown skirt and a white blouse with a print for a busy day.

Sophie was accompanied by her 18-year-old daughter Lady Louise, who was wearing a blue patterned blouse and pale trousers.

Sophie was accompanied by her 18-year-old daughter Lady Louise, who was wearing a blue patterned blouse and pale trousers.

Her Majesty herself attended the celebrations on Friday, despite ongoing mobility problems that led to her missing the state opening of parliament on Tuesday.

The 96-year-old queen was applauded and applauded when she arrived in her Range Rover and closed her window to talk lively with other festival-goers who have never missed an event for the past 79 years.

Audiences at the Royal Windsor Horse Show looked equally excited to see her at the event, also loved by her 73-year-old husband, Prince Philip, who died last April at the age of 99.

The Wessex family were also present on Friday, and Sophie was seen taking pictures of her daughter, Lady Louise, as she rode the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage and led the centennial parade of the Fell Pony Society.

The Countess, who recently returned from a trip to the Channel Islands to mark the Queen's anniversary, gathered her hair in a low ponytail for the occasion.

The Countess, who recently returned from a trip to the Channel Islands to mark the Queen’s anniversary, gathered her hair in a low ponytail for the occasion.

Sophie Wessex

Sophie Wessex

Sophie Wessex stays with her family after arriving at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday morning

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

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

Prince Edward smiles as he tours the venue of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday

Prince Edward smiles as he tours the venue of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday

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

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

The Earl of Wessex with his daughter Lady Louise Windsor at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday

The Earl of Wessex with his daughter Lady Louise Windsor at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday

The family also attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Friday, along with the Queen

The family also attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Friday, along with the Queen

The weather warmed up later in the day and Sophie Wessex put on a stylish pair of sunglasses

The weather warmed up later in the day and Sophie Wessex put on a stylish pair of sunglasses

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

It is believed that the young royal, who competed in carriage racing, inherited his interest in carriage driving from the Duke of Edinburgh, who contributed to the establishment of the carriage as a sport in Britain.

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

Her Majesty herself attended Friday's celebrations, despite ongoing mobility problems that led to her missing the state opening of parliament on Tuesday.

Her Majesty herself attended Friday’s celebrations, despite ongoing mobility problems that led to her missing the state opening of parliament on Tuesday.

The Wessex family were also present on Friday, as Sophie was seen taking pictures of her daughter Lady Louise as she rode the Duke of Edinburgh's carriage and led the Fell Pony Society's centennial parade.

The Wessex family were also present on Friday, as Sophie was seen taking pictures of her daughter Lady Louise as she rode the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage and led the Fell Pony Society’s centennial parade.

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

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

Rene Pönsgen competes in the international Land Rover racing competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Rene Pönsgen competes in the international Land Rover racing competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Participants compete in the Marathon Horse Four-in-Hand International Grand Prix class on the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Participants compete in the Marathon Horse Four-in-Hand International Grand Prix class on the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Participants compete in the Mountain and Moorland Ridden Open Leading Rein class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Participants compete in the Mountain and Moorland Ridden Open Leading Rein class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Carriage rides were one of Prince Philip’s favorite past times in the 1970s, and he competed in carriages near Norfolk before continuing to represent Britain at several world and European championships.

In May 2017, Prince Philip talked about how he started riding a carriage when he stopped playing polo at the age of 50.

He said: “I looked around to see what was coming, I didn’t know what was going on. And suddenly I thought we had horses and carriages, so why not give it a try.

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

Participants compete in the Mountain and Moorland Ridden Open Leading Rein class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Participants compete in the Mountain and Moorland Ridden Open Leading Rein class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Hans Hayes competes in the Land Rover International Driving Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Hans Hayes competes in the Land Rover International Driving Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

A competitor competes in the Land Rover International Driving Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

A competitor competes in the Land Rover International Driving Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

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