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A country life in photographs

We know that Her Majesty loved being in the country. Here are some photographs which show just how much pleasure being involved in country pursuits gave her.

At a shooting party in Perthshire, February 1958


6th October 1967: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attends the North of Scotland Gun Dog Association’s Open Stake Retriever Trials at Balmoral with one of the Trial judges Lord Porchester and one of the head gamekeepers James Gillan.


6th October 1967: Queen Elizabeth II with her dog ‘Wren’ at the Open Stake Retriever Trials at Balmoral.


Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, accompanied by her dog trainer and Game Keeper, Bill Meldrum and three of her dogs, Sandringham Sherry (Sandringham Sydney’s mother) Sandringham Dipper and royal favourite Lugwardine Jade


The Queen walking at Balmoral whilst attending Gun Dog Trials, 1967.


Queen Elizabeth II pictured at Windsor Horse Show, Berkshire, watching her husband Prince Philip at a carriage driving competition in 1975.


HM the Queen at Balmoral in Scotland, c. 1960.


Wearing tweeds in 1952: Queen Elizabeth II and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with their two young children, Princess Anne and Prince Charles outside Balmoral Castle.


Royal Family at Balmoral. Princess Anne tempts the queen’s corgi, Sugar, with a ball, and the Duke of Edinburgh’s dog, Candy, looks up at Queen Elizabeth, as with the duke and Prince Charles they walk in the grounds of Balmoral Castle during the royal family’s summer holiday, August 1955.


Her Majesty the Queen with Jon Kean, Chairman of the Cocker Championship Working Party.


Her Majesty the Queen with Jon Kean, Chairman of the Cocker Championship Working Party.


Retriever Championship 2007 Windsor Great park. Her Majesty The Queen presenting prizes


Queen Elizabeth II attends at The Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park on May 13, 2022 in Windsor, England.