Camila’s new friend! The Queen braves the rain to visit a horse sanctuary in Norfolk associated with Black Beauty

 Camila's new friend!  The Queen braves the rain to visit a horse sanctuary in Norfolk associated with Black Beauty

Queen Camilla braved the Norfolk rain today as she stepped out to visit a gorse sanctuary in Norfolk.

The Queen, who turned 76 just a week ago, carried an umbrella to visit Great Yarmouth’s Redwings Horse Sanctuary where royal fans gathered to greet her.

Despite the rain, the Queen looked regal in a blue patterned dress and tan heeled pumps – layered with a waterproof trench coat, of course.

Camilla, who is known for her love of animals, bent down to graze between two horses grazing on a ‘cake’ in the shape of a horse’s head made of carrots and other horse food.

He also shook hands with well-wishers who lined up outside to meet him at his solo engagement.

Queen Camilla, who recently turned 76, braved the rain to visit the Redwings Horse Sanctuary at Anna Sewell House in Great Yarmouth this afternoon.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is located in the Anna Sewell House – the birthplace of Anna Sewell, who wrote Black Beauty.

The charity, which is caretaker of the home from 2022, hopes it will showcase Sewell’s legacy in literature and the world of animal welfare.

The team currently cares for 1,500 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules across the UK at various sites.

The Queen looked regal yet ready for the rain in a blue patterned dress, a waterproof trench coat and an umbrella.

The horses were given a ‘cake’ made of goodies including carrots and seeds, which the Queen was impressed with.

Royal fans gathered with mini Union Jack flags to greet the Queen as she arrived at the Horse Sanctuary.

Queen Camilla prepares to sign a copy of Anna Sewell’s book Black Beauty as she visits the sanctuary

Her Majesty’s animal-centric visit comes just days after she made a trip to an alpaca center in Brecon during a whistlestop tour of Wales.

She and King Charles were delighted to meet the freshly shaved alpacas as they were taken on a field trip outside.

The Alpaca Theater was taking part in the annual Brecknock Agricultural Society Show in a field next to Brychenniog.

As Camilla gave the animal a gentle stroke on its neck, King Charles happily posed for photographs next to it.

During the visit, the king also expressed interest in seeing some sheep sheared.

Afterwards, Charles and Camilla took time to visit Brecon Barracks, the regional army command in Wales.

On July 17, Queen Camilla celebrated her 76th birthday and received a flurry of wishes.

Royal fans took to social media, while the official Royal Family accounts on both Instagram and Twitter paid tribute to Camilla as they shared smiling photos of King Charles III’s wife to mark the special occasion.

The Prince and Princess of Wales also sent their wishes with an Instagram story dedicated to the royal.

Elsewhere television presenter Giles Brandreth – who has known Camilla since they were both teenagers – shared a celebratory tweet directing fans to his Royal Reading Room.

Other messages came from The Ritz, the British Asian Trust, Smooth Radio and even the New Zealand Defense Force – which marked the majesty’s big day with a 21-gun salute from Wellington’s Point Jurningham.

HMNBDevonport announced its own 21-gun salute at midday today.

And in London, Green Park will be celebrated at noon with a ‘spectacular’ 41-gun salute by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

The Royal Parks account tweeted, ‘Please avoid the area at this time if you are walking a dog as gunshots are very loud and can startle.’

‘It’s Queen Camilla’s birthday,’ he said.

‘If you don’t already know about it, today is the day to visit The Queen’s Reading Room where Her Majesty celebrates all things books and the pleasure (and value) of reading.’

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