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last night reassured tens of millions of Britons and her subjects around the world about her health during an enthusiastic and energetic appearance at the first of her national celebrations - but royal aides also admitted she now has ‘good and less good days'.
Her Majesty lifted the nation's spirits and received cheers and a standing ovation from the crowd at the spectacular finale to the Royal Windsor Horse Show - her second visit there in the past three days.
The 96-year-old looked full of joy last night as she watched an all-star lineup including Dame , and Katherine Jenkins perform at the event alongside equestrian, military and musical talent from all over the world. 
It also bodes well for the official weekend of jubilee events in June, when it is anticipated she will attend a Service of Thanksgiving for her remarkable 70-year reign and make her traditional appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony at Trooping the Colour. 
It is unlikely she will attend many other events, however, as palace aides admit she has ‘good and less good days'. 
The Queen has been forced to cancel a string of engagements in recent months and last week missed the State Opening of Parliament for the first time ever due to age or infirmity, symbolically asking her son, the Prince of Wales, and grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, to stand in for.
But royal aides insist that despite what they describe as ‘episodic' mobility issues, the monarch is in good spirits and very much in charge behind the scenes, avcılar escort undertaking several meetings each week in addition to her familiar red boxes of official papers.
Her appearance last night, following her first visit to the horse show on Friday to watch some of her beloved animals compete, will give succour to her subjects.

There were wild cheers as the Queen departs following the A Gallop Through History Platinum Jubilee celebration at the Royal Windsor Horse Show last night
Queen Elizabeth II was in fits of giggles after comedian Omid Djalil made a Guy Fawkes joke during the production. She was also pictured taking a quick break to apply fuchsia pink lipstick halfway through the performance
The Queen's walk down the red carpet with a stick will allay some fears about her health and will have given reassurance to millions watching
Her Majesty smiles as she speaks to British actress Adjoa Andoh, star of Bridgerton and Invictus
As the Queen got to her feet to leave the event, A-listers including Tom Cruise stood up to bid the monarch farewell 
The Commonwealth and the four nations of the United Kingdom were celebrated, while military and equestrian displays from around the world including Azerbaijan, India, Oman, France, Norway, Switzerland, and Trinidad and Tobago took centre stage.

Pictured: Dame Helen Mirren playing Queen Elizabeth I. She previously played Her Majesty herself on screen in The Queen
Damian Lewis (left), Adjoa Andoh (centre) and Tom Cruise (right) stood as the Queen departed at the end of the ceremony
Katherine Jenkins performed at the event on Sunday night wearing a stunning floor-length blue gown
The Herald, played by Omid Djalili, narrated the performance and took viewers through time with each act reflecting on key moments in history, including Elizabeth I's Tilbury Speech and James I and the Gunpowder Plot

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