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Queen Elizabeth II Riding Horse After Royal Baby Birth 2018

The Queen, 92-Year-Old Icon, Celebrates the Royal Baby's Birth With a Casual Horseback Ride

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 22:  Queen Elizabeth II smiles after she started the London Marathon from Windsor Castle, which was relayed to big screens at Blackheath, setting off 40,000 runners on the 26.2 miles to The Mall, on April 22, 2018 in Windsor, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Kate Middleton and Prince William officially became a family of five when they welcomed a new royal prince on Monday morning. So how did Queen Elizabeth II celebrate the arrival of her great-grandson? With a casual horseback ride, of course. Just hours after Kate gave birth, the 92-year-old monarch was photographed horseback riding through Windsor Castle with the palace's head groom, Terry Pendry. Fun fact: Elizabeth is obsessed with horses. She not only rides them, but also breeds them and races them.

Kensington Palace also released a statement on the queen's behalf, congratulating William and Kate on their new addition.

The arrival of the new royal baby comes just two days after the queen rang in her 92nd birthday with a special concert at Royal Albert Hall. The affair brought out Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who coordinated their outfits in navy blue, as well as Prince Charles, who delivered a sweet speech in honor of his "mummy."

Image Source: Getty / Chris Jackson
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