Back in the saddle: Queen, 95, is pictured inspecting her horses

The Queen wrapped up warm as she inspected her horses at Windsor Castle today days after she returned to work following her husband’s funeral.

Her Majesty, 95, was seen studying her horses and Prince Philip‘s carriages in the grounds of Windsor Castle alongside her staff today.

The Queen, who donned a long-line mac for the occasion beneath which she wore a colourful headscarf to protect her from the rain, could be seen smiling as she spoke with staff on the grounds. 

The appearance comes days after she took part in her first public engagement since the funeral of her husband Prince Philip yesterday. 

The Queen, 95, wrapped up warm as she inspected her horses at Windsor Castle today days after she returned to work following her husband’s funeral

The Queen appeared in high spirits despite the pouring rain, and could be seen speaking with her staff from beneath a large hood

The Queen appeared in high spirits despite the pouring rain, and could be seen speaking with her staff from beneath a large hood 

The monarch could be seen smiling as she studied the horses and inspected her late husband's carriages in the pouring rain todayThe monarch could be seen smiling as she studied the horses and inspected her late husband's carriages in the pouring rain today

The monarch could be seen smiling as she studied the horses and inspected her late husband’s carriages in the pouring rain today 

Despite the pouring rain, the Queen could be seen beaming as she walked across the lawn to inspect the horses alongside members of her staff.

The royal peaked out from beneath a large hooded coat, and a colourful headscarf had been neatly tied around her hair.

The monarch’s stoic spirit shone through as she spoke with staff and studied her late husband’s carriages.

Earlier this week, the royal returned to public engagements for the first time since her husband’s funeral as she welcomed dignitaries to Buckingham Palace via videolink from Windsor Castle

The monarch's stoic spirit shone through as she spoke with staff and studied her late husband's carriages

The monarch’s stoic spirit shone through as she spoke with staff and studied her late husband’s carriages

She opted to wear the glittering rose brooch from Cartier for the meeting, which was given to her by the Nizam of Hyderabad on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947. 

Among the Queen’s many wedding presents were a stunning Cartier tiara and necklace from the Nizam of Hyderabad, an Indian monarch and one of the wealthiest jewellery collectors in the world.

The tiara, which cost £5,000 in 1947 (equivalent to £189,000 today), was set with 1,033 diamonds and had three detachable roseshaped brooches.

Oddly, despite his generosity, the Nizam was not invited to the wedding. 

The Queen wore his gift several times over 25 years, including on this visit to the Norwegian Embassy in 1951, but had it broken up in 1973 and asked the then Crown jeweller Garrard to make a new tiara.

The Queen, 95, wore a diamond floral brooch she received as a wedding gift for her first public engagement since the funeral of her husband Prince Philip this week

The Queen, 95, wore a diamond floral brooch she received as a wedding gift for her first public engagement since the funeral of her husband Prince Philip this week 

She opted to wear the glittering rose brooch from Cartier for the meeting, which was given to her by the Nizam of Hyderabad on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947

She opted to wear the glittering rose brooch from Cartier for the meeting, which was given to her by the Nizam of Hyderabad on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947

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