The Queen in 'fine fettle' despite a sore eye

Buckingham Palace is giving little away about how the Queen came to suffer a noticably bloodshot eye.

The Queen pictured with a bloodshot left eye
The Queen pictured with a bloodshot left eye Credit: Press Association Images

The red left eye was clearly visible in photographs taken as she watched polo players take to the field at the Cartier Queen's Cup Final in Surrey.

The Queen was seen with a bloodshot over the weekend
The Queen was seen with a bloodshot over the weekend Credit: Press Association Images

Buckingham Palace is declining to comment on how the Queen suffered the red eye. But it said "nothing untoward" had happened and the monarch was still in "fine fettle".

The Queen appeared to be in good spirits over the weekend
The Queen appeared to be in good spirits over the weekend Credit: Press Association

The Queen was accompanied at Guards Polo Club, in Windsor Great Park by the Duke of Edinburgh, who has returned to royal duties after leaving hospital following treatment for a bladder infection.

The Queen has had a busy schedule during her Diamond Jubilee year
The Queen has had a busy schedule during her Diamond Jubilee year Credit: Press Association