The Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall visit a the Ebony Horse Club in Brixton, south London (Clarence House)

The Queen has visited a horse riding club in Brixton, south London, with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Camilla, who is president of the Ebony Horse Club, showed her mother-in-law around the community riding centre on Millbrook Road.

They met riders, club volunteers, supporters and the horses at the club.

The Queen met club members and volunteers (Clarence House)

Ros Spearing, director and founder of the club, said: "It's wonderful to have the Queen together with our president, the Duchess of Cornwall, visit Ebony Horse Club to see how our young riders develop valuable life skills through horse riding and associated disciplines.

"Ebony has been working with young people from the local community for almost 18 years to find social and educational solutions that benefit both the young people and the community. We are excited to have this opportunity to show Her Majesty examples of how we work."

The duchess, a keen horse rider, became president of the club in 2009 after she had visited at an annual awards ceremony a year earlier.

Camilla showed the Queen around the club before they watched a riding display.

Camilla fed Polo mints to one of the horses at the Brixton riding centre (Reuters)

Club volunteer Cameron Chapman, 13, met both royals and told the Express: "The duchess said that Buddy [the horse] was already her favourite and was a good boy with a good temperament.

"It's a shock really [that the Queen came to] an area like this where there's lots of gang violence. For her to come here and feel safe - even with police - is a shock."