LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II was smiling broadly as she attended the closing day of the Ascot races on Saturday, where environmental protesters knowledgeable the monarch to press politicians to act faster towards native weather alternate.
The 95-twelve months-broken-down queen, a alive to racing fan and racehorse proprietor, has attended Ascot almost every twelve months of her seven-decade reign. She was absent last twelve months, when the match was held without spectators as a end result of of the coronavirus pandemic. Her return came two months after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, at 99.
Dressed in a mint-green outfit and matching hat, the queen was applauded by the team as she arrived to cheer on four horses she owns that had been racing on Saturday. She smiled broadly as she inspected one amongst her horses, Reach for the Moon, after it finished a shut 2d.
The annual racing meeting west of London is a heady combine of horses, extravagant headwear, delight in costume, champagne and strawberries with cream.
Protesters from environmental community Extinction Insurrection unfurled a banner reading “Racing to Extinction” on the racecourse on Saturday. The community stated four girls folks glued themselves to their banner and chained themselves to the fence in a verbalize intended to be viewed by the queen. She was no longer nearby on the time.