Because of This COVID-19 pandemic, the festival of horse racing went last year with No spectators. Queen Elizabeth is back at one of the largest social events of the year!

The monarch, 95, arrived at Royal Ascot on Saturday after missing the horse racing event a year ago for the first time in 68 years on account of the ongoing pandemic.

The Queen’s carriage typically leads a procession, along with other royal relatives following supporting, but the horse-drawn carriage royal procession isn’t happening this year.

“I believe everyone adores seeing the Queen, she has a magic about her that no one else gets,” Rachel Trevor-Morgan, the Queen’s milliner, tells PEOPLE. “If the Queen attends anything it just makes things feel different, if you catch a peek of her that’s very exciting.”

On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival of horse racing went on last year without audiences. Even though the Queen could not attend in person, she watched the races on TV from Windsor Castle, where she has been isolating for much of the year.

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For this year’s outing, the monarch wore a mint gown with a matching coat and hat – and arrived to cheers in the crowd of racegoers.

This year, Royal Ascot went on with a diminished capacity audience . Spectators will be required to Give consent and contract tracing information, supply a free Unfavorable COVID-19 quick lateral flow test on coming and finish two COVID-19 PCR tests (one on the day of presence and a second five days after )