Sophie Wessex and Prince Edward arrive for Royal Windsor Horse Show with their daughter Lady Louise

Sophie Wessex looked cheerful this morning as she arrived with her husband Prince Edward and their daughter Lady Louise for the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The Countess cut an elegant figure as she and her family inspected an obstacle after the Queen attended Friday’s show – her first public appearance since missing the state opening of parliament.

Mother of two Sophie opted for a smart dark gray blazer, which she paired for the busy day with a long brown skirt and a white printed blouse.

The Countess, who recently returned from a trip to the Channel Islands to mark the Queen’s jubilee, put her hair in a low ponytail for the occasion.

She opted for neutral makeup and put on sunglasses in anticipation of the warm weather.

Today is the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, one of the Queen’s favorite events of the year.

Sophie Wessex looked cheerful this morning as she arrived with her husband Prince Edward and their daughter Lady Louise for the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Sophie Wessex

Sophie Wessex

Sophie Wessex stands with her family after arriving at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday morning

Sophie was accompanied by her 18-year-old daughter Lady Louise, who was dressed in a blue patterned blouse and pale trousers.

Sophie was accompanied by her 18-year-old daughter Lady Louise, who was dressed in a blue patterned blouse and pale trousers.

Saturday is the third day of the four-day Royal Windsor Horse Show, held annually in Berkshire

Saturday is the third day of the four-day Royal Windsor Horse Show, held annually in Berkshire

Her Majesty herself attended the festivities on Friday, despite persistent mobility issues that forced her to miss the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday.

The 96-year-old queen clapped and cheered as she arrived in her Range Rover and rolled down her window to chat with other festival-goers who hadn’t missed the event in the past 79 years.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show audience was equally excited to see her at the event, also loved by her 73-year-old husband, Prince Philip, who died last April at the age of 99.

The Wessexes were also in attendance on Friday, with Sophie snapping photos of her daughter Lady Louise driving the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage and leading the Fell Pony Society’s centenary parade.

Pictured: Lady Louise

Pictured: Lady Louise

Lady Louise looked smart on Saturday in a blue spotted blouse and Royal Windsor Horse Show Vest

Mother of two Sophie chose a smart dark gray blazer, which she combined for the busy day with a long brown skirt and a white blouse with print

Mother of two Sophie chose a smart dark gray blazer, which she combined for the busy day with a long brown skirt and a white blouse with print

Sophie Wessex speaks to her daughter Lady Louise as they walk through the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday

Sophie Wessex speaks to her daughter Lady Louise as they walk through the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday

The Countess cut an elegant figure as she inspected an obstacle with her family after the Queen attended Friday's show - her first public appearance since missing the state opening of parliament.

The Countess cut an elegant figure as she inspected an obstacle with her family after the Queen attended Friday’s show – her first public appearance since missing the state opening of parliament.

Prince Edward smiles as he walks the grounds of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday

Prince Edward smiles as he walks the grounds of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday

The Earl of Wessex with his daughter Lady Louise Windsor at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday

The Earl of Wessex with his daughter Lady Louise Windsor at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday

Louise lives with her parents, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, and her younger brother James, Viscount Severn, in Bagshot Park, Surrey, just a few miles from Windsor.

Having taken part in motoring competitions, the young royal is believed to have inherited her interest in carriage driving from the Duke of Edinburgh, who played an important role in helping to establish motoring as a sport in Britain.

And Louise continues to follow in his footsteps, taking part in the British Indoor Carriage Driving Championships earlier this month.

In the photo: Sophie Wessex

Pictured: Prince Edward

The royal couple attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday, after joining the Queen on Friday

Today is the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, one of the Queen's favorite events of the year

Today is the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, one of the Queen’s favorite events of the year

Later in the day the weather warmed up and Sophie Wessex put on a pair of stylish sunglasses

Later in the day the weather warmed up and Sophie Wessex put on a pair of stylish sunglasses

The family also attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Friday, along with the Queen

The family also attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Friday, along with the Queen

Her Majesty herself attended the festivities on Friday, despite persistent mobility issues that caused her to miss the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday

Her Majesty herself attended the festivities on Friday, despite persistent mobility issues that caused her to miss the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday

The Wessexes were also in attendance on Friday, with Sophie snapping photos of her daughter Lady Louise as she drove the Duke of Edinburgh's carriage and led the Fell Pony Society's centennial parade

The Wessexes were also in attendance on Friday, with Sophie snapping photos of her daughter Lady Louise as she drove the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage and led the Fell Pony Society’s centennial parade

Lady Louise is pictured on the carriage at The Royal Windsor Horse Show, said to be the Queen's favorite event

Lady Louise is pictured on the carriage at The Royal Windsor Horse Show, said to be the Queen’s favorite event

Rene Poensgen takes part in the Land Rover International Driving Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Rene Poensgen takes part in the Land Rover International Driving Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Competitors compete in the International Driving Grand Prix Marathon Horse Four-in-Hand class on day three of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Competitors compete in the International Driving Grand Prix Marathon Horse Four-in-Hand class on day three of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Competitors compete in the Mountain and Moorland Ridden Open Leading Rein class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Competitors compete in the Mountain and Moorland Ridden Open Leading Rein class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Carriage riding has been one of Prince Philip’s favorite pastimes since the 1970s, and he rode carriages near Norfolk before representing Great Britain at several World and European Championships.

In May 2017, Prince Philip spoke about how he started riding a carriage when he stopped playing polo at the age of 50.

He said: ‘I was looking around to see what the next step was, I didn’t know what was available. And suddenly I thought, well, we have horses and carriages, so why don’t I give it a try.

“So I borrowed four horses from the stables in London, took them to Norfolk and practiced and thought – why not?”

Competitors compete in the Mountain and Moorland Ridden Open Leading Rein class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Competitors compete in the Mountain and Moorland Ridden Open Leading Rein class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Hans Heus takes part in the Land Rover International Driving Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Hans Heus takes part in the Land Rover International Driving Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

A competitor takes part in the Land Rover International Driving Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

A competitor takes part in the Land Rover International Driving Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

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