Queen will attend Epsom Derby after dashing back from France

The Queen at the 2012 Epsom Derby

The Queen at the 2012 Epsom Derby

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter - Epsom

The Queen is expected to fly back for the Epsom Derby after attending a D-Day commemoration event in France.

Amid rumours that the Queen will not be attending her favourite horse race this year, Epsom Downs Racecourse said that although there will be no royal procession at the event this year, on June 7, Her Majesty will be in attendance.

A spokeswoman said: "She will be flying back. We donメt have details of timings."

A Buckingham Palace spokesman confirmed the Queen's attendance after her state visit to France ends on the same day.

When asked about her mode of transport, he said: "We do not confirm the Queen's travel itinerary in advance."

According to the Daily Mail, she will make a helicopter dash back to Windsor before going on to the racecourse.

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