Princess Anna is joined by Zara and Mike Tindall as she enters for Queen at the Epsom Derby

The Queen withdrew from today’s Epsom derby, but her daughter Princess Anne took her place – joined by daughter Zara and her husband Mike Tindall, as well as her son Peter Phillips

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Queen’s Jubilee: Princess Anne arrives at the Epsom Derby

Radiance Princess Anne jumped in for the Queen at the Epsom derby while the 96-year-old monarch watched horse races from home.

It was announced yesterday that Her Majesty is celebrating her Platinum Jubileeshe would not attend the event today – but she was sent a souvenir racing ticket to follow the action.

Anne, along with her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, arrived at a sold-out racetrack in Surrey just before 1 p.m. as part of the procession.

Her children were also in the procession Zara Tindallwho was with her husband, former rugby player Mike and Peter Phillips, who was also with girl Lindsay Wallace.







Princess Anne today at the Derby as she stands for Queen
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Anne was joined by her husband Sir Timothy Laurence
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The crowd cheered and waved union flags as they entered the track, and Anne was seen smiling.

She then appeared in the Royal Lodge while the band played the national anthem. The audience cheered and waved to the princess, who grinned and chatted with her husband.

Anne then waved and laughed, thanking those around her for welcoming her.

The jubilee celebration was held in the Queen’s absence, and 40 jockeys who rode for the owner-breeder put on the royal racing silk and formed an honor guard before the national anthem was sung.







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Zara opted for completely blue clothes
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Later, Zara said that her grandmother, the queen, would watch the Epsom derby at home in her “comfortable clothes”.

She added: “He will watch on TV – today there are several runners scattered all over the country, so he knows exactly what is happening.

“He will just sit on the sofa and watch TV. She will be in her comfortable clothes. ”

Asked about the royal procession that arrived through the honor guard of 40 queen’s former and current jockeys, Zara added: “It was amazing. It was so nice to see so many faces. It was funny to see them trying to fit into the colors again, all those retirees.







Zara and Mike Tindall today at the Epsom Racecourse for the Derby
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“Obviously, we would like her (the Queen) to be here. But it’s nice to be here. I’ve never been to Epsom before. It’s exciting. I have to go and investigate. ”

Five of the monarch’s former racehorses were paraded, and a selection of hats inspired by the seven decades of her reign was shown.

Her hopes of winning this year’s Derby were dashed earlier in May when her horse Reach For The Moon, which was among the favorites, and two others were withdrawn.

The purebreds owned by the Queen won four of the five straight racing classics, 1,000 Guineas and 2,000 Guineas, Oaks and St Leger, while only Derby eluded her.







Princess Anne’s son was also at the Epsom derby with his new girlfriend Lindsay Wallace
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Peter is said to have met Lindsay with the Queen earlier this year
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It came as other members of the royal family spread across different nations in the UK over the weekend on the occasion of the platinum jubilee.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge they joined Prince George i Princess Charlotte on a special jubilee visit to Cardiff Castle today.

But it looks like their youngest child Prince Louis he stayed home today despite stealing his performance at Trooping the Color on Thursday wonderful view on the balcony of Buckingham Palace next to his great-grandmother the queen.

George, eight and seven-year-old Charlotte, were a surprising addition to their first official visit to Wales.

A couple and two older children watched rehearsals and met some of the performers who took part in a concert at the castle for The Queen’s platinum jubilee including Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler.

Meanwhile, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex met children who participated in multicultural street performances in Belfast.

They also joined art and craft sessions and talked to people who shared their personal memories of meeting the Queen.

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