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The Queen will be rushing back for the Derby

Loyal fans of The Queen need not fret— Her Majesty will be at the Derby afterall.

In March, H&H revealed a potential diary clash that suggested that The Queen miss the famous Epsom Classic next month but those fears have been set to rest.

The Queen is making a state visit to France the same week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings, but Epsom confirmed to H&H that she will be rushing back for the race.

“We can confirm that the Her Majesty The Queen will be attending on Investec Derby Day, Saturday 7 June,” a spokesman said.

The Queen is not expected to be at the course in time for the royal car procession, but will be there for the off at 4pm. Relieved sighs all round…

First published in Horse & Hound magazine (22 May 2014)

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