Did the Queen SECRETLY ATTEND Glastonbury? Clip of 'mysterious woman' goes viral
Fans of the Glastonbury festival joked they had spotted the Queen in the crowd at the five-day musical bonanza. The music fest began on June 22 and ends on Sunday, June 26.
Images and video footage showed a mysterious woman who bore a stark resemblance to the 96-year-old monarch grooving to singer Robert Plant's performance at the Worthy Farm music event. The woman was wearing a blue rain mac with the hood up and appeared to disguise herself with dark shades while dancing to the music. A BBC camera was scanning the audience when it panned in on her, sparking hilarious reactions from those watching the event at home.
"The Queen has turned up at Glastonbury to watch Robert Plant. That disguise is fooling nobody #Glastonbury," one Twitter user joked. "Lovely to see the Queen enjoying a bit of Robert Plant at #Glastonbury," another added, sharing a clip from the festival. "Did she arrive on horseback to avoid the rail strike," someone else quipped. "They could have given her a backstage pass though," another chimed in.
Did she arrive on horseback to avoid the rail strike— Sarge the Teenage Cat ❤️ Thank you Nessie (@markpassmore12) June 25, 2022
They could have given her a backstage pass though— Alexamber Diehl (@alec_trik) June 25, 2022
We can confirm that Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her Platinum Jubilee earlier this month, was definitely not in attendance. However, her granddaughter Beatrice did visit the festival. She was snapped with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi as the duo, casually dressed, tried to blend in with the rest of the festival-goers. Beatrice wore a simple khaki shirt dress coupled with a denim jacket tied around her waist, the Daily Mail reported.
Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are attending the Glastonbury music festival pic.twitter.com/sZoAM26F2O— Royalinstablog (@royalinstablog) June 24, 2022
This comes after reports that the Queen has defied the advice of her doctors and hopped back onto the saddle, nine months after she was was advised to stop riding on horseback. Reports claim the monarch suffered from unspecified "mobility problems" that kept her from attending some Jubilee events earlier this month. She was snapped multiple times using a stick during royal engagements, and was even using a golf buggy to walk her corgis. However, she appears to have made progress after she met Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Windsor Castle on Tuesday without the aid of a stick. "The Queen has enjoyed being on her horse again," a source told The Sun, noting how she had missed riding for nine months. "Riding again is a wonderful sign after those worries about her health. To do so at 96 is pretty remarkable."
The Queen was known to partake in Trooping the Colour on horseback, but the role has been taken over by other senior members of 'The Firm' in more recent years. That said, her love for horses is evident ever since she was given a pony at age three in 1929. She has also been a committed racehorse owner and breeder all her adult life and is often seen in derby events. During her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Queen pledged that she would continue to serve as monarch "to the best of my ability supported by my family."