The Queen, renowned for her love of all things equine, was applauded as she arrived at the event near Windsor Castle.
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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations got under way with the first major event highlighting one of her greatest passions in life – horses.

A Gallop Through History saw the monarch entertained by dancers, showbiz A-listers and equine stars as the nation recognises her unprecedented 70 years on the throne.

The diverse spectacle also included Hollywood royalty, with Tom Cruise playing a significant role, while Bollywood dancers and a troupe from Azerbaijan added colour to a spectacular pageant.

Pipers perform at the pageant near Windsor Castle (Steve Parsons/PA)

Tom Cruise during the A Gallop Through History Platinum Jubilee celebration (Steve Parsons/PA)

There was a nod to the other Queen Elizabeth, with Dame Helen Mirren donning the guise of the famous Tudor queen of the previous Elizabethan era. She has already played the currant occupant of the throne on stage and screen.

Dame Helen Mirren dressed as Queen Elizabeth I performs during the A Gallop Through History Platinum Jubilee celebration (Steve Parsons/PA)

The King’s Troop (Steve Parsons/PA)

Bollywood dancers perform (Steve Parsons/PA)

Katherine Jenkins performs (Steve Parsons/PA)

The Queen, whose mobility issues have curtailed her recent public appearances, departed after enjoying a diverse spectacle as she embarks on her eighth decade as head of the monarchy, a role she inherited on the death of her father George VI in 1952.

The Queen departs (Steve Parsons/PA)

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