Sophie treads gingerly across stepping stones as she supports daughter Lady Louise at Royal Windsor Horse Show – while woman, 80, hit by Duchess of Edinburgh’s motorcycle escort rider continues fight for life
Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh somehow managed to look elegant as she effortlessly crossed a series of perilous stepping stones.
The Duchess cautiously stepped between the rocks to reach an island during the Royal Horse Show in Windsor.
Wearing a green skirt with a brown jacket and red jumper, Sophie managed to avoid slipping despite the slippery conditions.
She crossed over the stream to watch the Driving Marathon event at the horse show.
Sophie also attended the event yesterday to watch her daughter Lady Louise compete.
Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh took care to step over stones across a waterway in Windsor
Wearing a green skirt and brown jacket, the Duchess attended the Royal Horse Show after supporting her daughter Lady Louise at the event yesterday
Lady Louise has been taking part in carriage driving, a love she shared with Philip, the late Duke of Edinburgh, who helped to establish the sport in Britain.
She was also pictured today wearing a stylish grey riding jacket paired with black trousers, a red jumper and a green shirt.
Lady Louise was seen at her event yesterday wearing a dark blue wool overcoat with a scarf and matching fedora with hunting feathers at the side.
She added simple drop earrings and a carriage driving brooch, believed to have been a gift from her late grandfather and one she wore to his funeral.
Until recently, Lady Louise has largely been shielded from the public gaze by her parents Edward and Sophie, Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh.
But she is dear to the heart of the Royal Family and was particularly close to her late grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince Philip took particular pride in his seventh child as she was the first to bear the name Mountbatten-Windsor, carrying on his family name.
Sophie and Louise’s appearance at the Royal Horse Show comes just days after a pedestrian was struck by an outrider in the Duchess’s motorcade which left her in a coma.
Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor pictured at the Royal Horse Show earlier today
Lady Louise on the second day of the show, where she took part in the carriage driving contest
She shared a love of carriage driving with her grandfather, the late Duke of Edinburgh, who helped to establish the sport in Britain
The Duchess of Edinburgh wrapped up warm in a oversized cream coat at the Royal Windsor Horse Show yesterday
A police motorcycle collided with the elderly woman in Earl’s court on Wednesday.
Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance rushed to the scene before the woman, in her 80s, was taken to hospital.
Buckingham Palace said after the incident that the Duchess of Edinburgh’s ‘thoughts and prayers are with the injured lady and her family’, adding she was grateful for the ‘swift response’ of emergency services.
Emergency services attend the scene where an outrider in Sophie’s motorcade hit an elderly lady in Earl’s Court, west London
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