Sophie Wessex and Prince Edward arrive for 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 their daughter Lady Louise for day three of the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The Countess cut an elegant figure as she inspected a driving obstacle with her family, after the Queen attended the show on Friday – her first public appearance since missing the official opening of Parliament.

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

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

She opted for neutral makeup and perched 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 appeared upbeat this morning as she arrived with her husband Prince Edward and their daughter Lady Louise for day three of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

The Countess cut an elegant figure as she inspected a driving obstacle with her family, after the Queen attended the show on Friday - her first public appearance since missing the official opening of Parliament.

The Countess cut an elegant figure as she inspected a driving obstacle with her family, after the Queen attended the show on Friday – her first public appearance since missing the official opening of Parliament.

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

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

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

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

Her Majesty herself attended the festivities on Friday, despite continuing mobility issues which caused her to miss the official opening of Parliament on Tuesday.

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

Crowds at the Royal Windsor Horse Show seemed equally delighted to see her at the event also loved by her 73-year-old husband, Prince Philip, who died last April aged 99.

The Wessex 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 Centenary Parade.

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

Sophie Wessex

Sophie Wessex

Sophie Wessex stands 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 walks around the site of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday

Prince Edward smiles as he walks around the site 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, alongside the Queen

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

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

The weather warmed up later in the day and Sophie Wessex donned 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, a few miles from Windsor.

The young royal, who competed in carriage driving competitions, is believed to have inherited her interest in carriage driving from the Duke of Edinburgh, who helped establish carriage driving as a sport in Britain.

And Louise continues to follow in her footsteps: earlier this month she competed in the British Indoor Driving Championships.

Her Majesty herself attended the festivities on Friday, despite continuing mobility issues which caused her to miss the official opening of Parliament on Tuesday.

Her Majesty herself attended the festivities on Friday, despite continuing mobility issues which caused her to miss the official opening of Parliament on Tuesday.

The Wessex 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 Centenary Parade.

The Wessex 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 Centenary Parade.

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

René Poensgen competes in the Land Rover International Driving Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

René Poensgen competes in the Land Rover International Driving Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Entrants compete in the Four-in-Hand class of the International Marathon Horse Driving Grand Prix on day three of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Entrants compete in the Four-in-Hand class of the International Marathon Horse Driving Grand Prix on day three of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

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

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

Carriage driving had been a favorite pastime of Prince Philip since the 1970s, and he raced horse-drawn carriages near Norfolk before representing Britain at several World and European Championships.

In May 2017, Prince Philip opened up about how he started driving a car when he quit playing polo at the age of 50.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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