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Charles and Camilla step up involvement in sport late Queen loved with new patronage | Royal | News

Charles and Camilla step up involvement in sport late Queen loved with new patronage | Royal | News

King Charles and Queen Camilla have stepped up their participation in a sport that the late Queen always loved. The King and the Queen have become joint patrons of the Jockey Club and succeeded the late Queen Elizabeth II, who was the Patron of the organisation for 68 years. Both are currently Honorary Members of The Jockey Club. During the previous season, King Charles and Queen Camilla celebrated their inaugural victory at Royal Ascot with Desert Hero. Sandy Dudgeon, senior steward of The Jockey Club, said: “We are honoured that Their Majesties have accepted our invitation to become joint Patrons of The Jockey Club. “They have shown great enthusiasm and support for equestrian sports over many years and everyone in racing in Britain and overseas was thrilled to see them enjoy success at Royal Ascot last year.” The late Queen developed a passion for horses at the tender age of four when her grandfather, King George V, gifted her a small Shetland pony. By six, she had already developed a deep love for horseback riding, …