Britain's Queen Elizabeth II drives on grass

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II drove on the grass at Windsor Great Park to avoid a young family.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II drives on grass

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II veered on the grass to avoid a young family.

The 89-year-old royal was driving down Long Walk on the Windsor Great Park estate when she drove the Jaguar X-type car onto the grass to miss Scarlett Vincent, Toby Core and their 11-month-old son, who were walking on the path.

Scarlett told the Daily Mail newspaper: "We did not realise she was staying at Windsor Castle that weekend so were so surprised when it happened. We didn't actually have time to get out of the way as we were in a world of our own so she had to swerve around us.

"Toby was pushing the trike and I was pushing Teddy's pram when I realised what had happened. I turned to him and just said, 'Oh my God, it's the Queen'. He was as shocked and surprised as I was. I pointed at the car and she just smiled at us and waved."

And the Queen - who is the only person that is allowed to drive down that road except from park rangers - is known as a keen motorist, regularly being spotted behind the wheel.

She also has a history in the motoring industry, having worked as a driver and mechanic in the Women's Auxillary Territorial Service during World War II.

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