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01/03/2012 03:18 pm ET | Updated Jan 04, 2012

Queen Elizabeth Rides A Horse In Style At Sandringham Estate (PHOTO)

Although Queen Elizabeth II's property is currently mired in a shocking murder mystery case, we're choosing to focus on more pleasant moments from the Sandringham estate: like this photo of Queen Elizabeth perched atop a horse.

Her Majesty took an equestrian turn yesterday, going for a ride atop a dark brown horse in an adjacent stable. Her husband, Prince Phillip, was also at the estate, presumably resting following his recent release from a hospital after a health scare. (The aforementioned body was found on the estate hours earlier.)

We're also digging the queen's stylish riding outfit: a navy cape, bright red boots and -- yes! -- is that red lipstick?

According to the Daily Mail, the queen, 85, skipped on a chauffeur and drove herself to the stables for the ride in a Range Rover. Could she get any cooler?

The queen is a long time fan of horse riding; she reportedly purchased Liz Hurley's prizewinning racehorse earlier this month.

Other famous royal equestrians? The queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips, a professional horseback rider, and of course, Prince William.

Check out the photo below!

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Zara Phillips as the queen's daughter. We also incorrectly referred to the queen as 'Her Royal Highness.'

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