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Princess Zara, Peter Phillips and Princess Anne lead the Royals in Epsom after Queen withdraws

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The Princess Royal grinned from ear to ear as she arrived at Epsom Racecourse for Derby Day to replace Her Majesty the Queen, who is watching the horse races from home in Windsor Castle after withdrawing from another anniversary event.

The monarch, who is reportedly ‘well’ despite announcing that she has decided not to attend one of her favorite events, is expected to watch the major sporting event televised from Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace confirmed.

Her Majesty has been given a souvenir race card to follow the action from home.

Anne, Princess Royal, represents the Queen in her absence, who has arrived in Epsom with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

The Princess Royal grinned from ear to ear as she arrived at Epsom Racecourse for Derby Day to replace Her Majesty the Queen, who watches the horse races from home in Windsor Castle after withdrawing from another anniversary event

On Epsom Derby Day, you could see the Princess Royal smiling, waving and thanking you for making her feel welcome.  Pictured with her husband Sir Tim

On Epsom Derby Day, you could see the Princess Royal smiling, waving and thanking you for making her feel welcome. Pictured with her husband Sir Tim

The pair arrived at the sold-out racecourse in Surrey just before 1pm as part of a procession, which included her children Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, who were with her husband, former rugby player Mike Tindall.

Peter Phillips arrived with his new girlfriend Lindsay Wallace, who is said to have first met the Queen in January this year.

The crowd cheered and waved union flags as they entered the track, with Anne smiling.

Anniversary celebrations took place in the Queen’s absence, with 40 jockeys riding for the owner-breeder, donning the royal racing side and forming a guard of honor before the national anthem was sung. Anne appeared in the royal box while the national anthem was being played by a band.

Five of the monarch’s former racehorses were also paraded, and a selection of hats inspired by the seven decades of her reign are on display.

Just before 1pm, the children Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall arrived at the sold-out racecourse in Surrey as part of a procession, which was accompanied by her husband, former rugby player Mike Tindall (pictured together).

Just before 1pm, the children Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall arrived at the sold-out racecourse in Surrey as part of a procession, which was accompanied by her husband, former rugby player Mike Tindall (pictured together).

Princess Anne's son, Peter Phillips, arrived with his new girlfriend Lindsay Wallace, who is said to have first met the Queen in January this year.

Princess Anne’s son, Peter Phillips, arrived with his new girlfriend Lindsay Wallace, who is said to have first met the Queen in January this year.

On Epsom Derby Day, you could see the Princess Royal smiling, waving and thanking you for making her feel welcome.

Crowds cheered and waved at the princess, who grinned and chatted with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim.

Frankie Dettori and Willie Carson, who has ridden some of the Queen’s most memorable winners, stood on part of the track along with the other jockeys.

Dettori described for BBC News the pride he felt riding for the Queen in her racing livery, saying: ‘Every time you see these (colors) on your peg, (you have) this sense of importance and it’s a big honour.

‘Look, she’s a big fan of horse racing, and as you say, she’s only missed the Derby twice.

Anne, Princess Royal, represents the Queen in her absence, who arrived in Epsom just before 1pm today

Princess Anne wore a light green tweed dress with a matching jacket.  Pictured when she arrived at the Epsom Racecourse

After withdrawing from the event today, Her Majesty has received a souvenir race card to follow the horse action from home. Anne, Princess Royal, represents the Queen in her absence, who arrived in Epsom just before 1pm today

“But I’m sure she’ll find a TV today and watch it live because she loves the Derby so much.

“She has been breeding horses for over 60 years, she knows all the bloodlines and she has won a lot of races and she has a lot of knowledge.”

Among the famous faces in attendance were Downton Abbey star Jim Carter, comedian Lee Mack and tennis coach Judy Murray.

It comes after the Queen’s lone runner, Just Fine, was removed from the World Pool Northern Dancer Handicap on Thursday during the 48-hour declaration phase.

Her hopes of winning the Derby were dashed earlier in May when her favorite horse Reach For The Moon and two others were withdrawn.

Thoroughbreds owned by the Queen have won four of the five flat racing classics, the 1,000 Guineas and 2,000 Guineas, the Oaks and the St Leger, with only the Derby eluding her.

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