In pictures: The Queen’s sporting memories


BBC Sport takes a photographic look at the Queen’s sporting life.

The Queen was given her first horse, a Shetland horse named Peggy, when she was four and started riding at six. She was an accomplished horsewoman as a teenager and is pictured here riding as the monarch in Trooping the Color in 1952.
The Queen and Princess Margaret
The Queen’s love of horses continued throughout her life and she regularly attended the races. Here he attended the 1950 Derby at Epsom with his younger sister Princess Margaret
Queen and Althea Gibson
In 1957, the Queen awarded the Wimbledon singles title to Althea Gibson, the first African-American to win the SW19 title.
The Queen presented the FA Cup to Nottingham Forest captain Jack Burkitt in 1959
Two years later Queen’s was at Wembley for the FA Cup final, when Nottingham Forest beat Luton 2-1, and the trophy was presented to victorious captain Jack Burkitt.
The Queen presents the 1966 World Cup to Bobby Moore
The Queen’s finest moment came at Wembley in 1966 when she presented Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet Trophy after England’s 4-2 World Cup final win over West Germany.
Queen and Virginia Wade
1977 was a special year for the Queen. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee and was at Wimbledon on the final day of the Ladies Singles, when Virginia Wade won the title.
The Queen and Jurgen Klinsmann
The Queen attended the Euro 96 final at Wembley between Germany and the Czech Republic. Germany, captained by Jurgen Klinsmann, was the champion
The Queen with David Beckham and Kirsty Howard
David Beckham and fundraiser Kirsty Howard present the Jubilee Baton to the Queen at the opening ceremony of the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
The Queen with Martin Johnson and Clive Woodward
He was successful for England at the 2003 Rugby World Cup and the victorious team, led by captain Martin Johnson and manager Clive Woodward, received a Royal welcome on their return home.
The Queen drops the ice hockey puck before a game between Guildford Flames and Aquacity Poprad in Slovakia.
During her tour of Slovakia in 2008, the Queen was invited to perform the ceremonial puck drop at an ice hockey match between Guildford Flames and Aquacity Poprad.
Queen at the 2012 Olympics
The Queen played a key role in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, starring in a short film with James Bond (Daniel Craig) before appearing to skydive into the stadium. Then he formally opened the Games
Queen with Tanni Grey-Thompson
The Queen also officially opened the 2012 Paralympic Games and met 11-time Paralympic champion Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Queen with jockey Ryan Moore
When Estimate, with jockey Ryan Moore, won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013, it was the first time a royal had owned the winner in 207 years.
The Queen predicts the winner of the 2013 Gold Cup
Estimate was one of the Queen’s most successful horses in the last years of her life
The Queen with Bryan Habana and Henry Speight before the 2015 Rugby World Cup
The Queen met South Africa’s Bryan Habana and Australia’s Henry Speight at a reception ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Queen and Ryan Moore
Top jockey Ryan Moore enjoyed a chat with the Queen after his mount Twilight Son won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2016.
Queen and double Olympic champion Nicola Adams
Buckingham Palace hosted the Queen’s 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic medalist reception, including boxing champion Nicola Adams.
The Queen at Royal Ascot 2017
In 2017, the Queen once again attended Royal Ascot and was part of the regular daily float parade.
The Queen continued to attend Royal Ascot and returned to enjoy the action at the Berkshire course in June 2021.
The Queen continued to attend Royal Ascot and returned to enjoy the action at the Berkshire course in June 2021.
In October, the Queen launched a global Commonwealth Games baton relay ahead of the 2022 event in Birmingham.  It was given to Paralympic gold medalist Kadeena Cox, who carried her on the first leg of her journey.
In October 2021, the Queen launched the Commonwealth Games global baton relay ahead of the event in Birmingham this summer. He passed to Paralympic gold medalist Kadeena Cox, who took him on the first leg of his journey.