Queen looks at ease on horse ride days after security increased at Windsor Castle

The monarch, 90, was spotted dressed in a beige coat and matching shawl, which she tied round her head, as she rode the small black horse alongside two others - Kelvin Bruce

The Queen was seen looking happy and relaxed as she enjoyed a horse ride at Windsor Castle on Wednesday. 

The monarch, 90, was spotted dressed in a beige coat and matching shawl, which she tied round her head, as she rode the small black horse alongside two others in the grounds of the castle. 

It came as the Duke of Edinburgh was also seen driving his carriage behind security barriers while a police officer stood guard. 

The Duke of Edinburgh was also seen driving his carriage behind security barriers while a police stood guard Credit: Paul Grover for the Telegraph

Security at the castle was enhanced ahead of the Changing The Guard ceremony on Wednesday afternoon following the Westminster terror attack.

Barriers were put in place around the royal residence in Berkshire on Monday evening to support existing road closures for the ceremony, Thames Valley Police said.

The force said the changes were "proportionate and necessary" but that there was "no specific threat to Windsor".

Barriers were put in place around the royal residence in Berkshire on Monday evening to support existing road closures, Thames Valley Police said Credit: Paul Grover for the Telegraph

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