This is simply the third time the Queen has missed the Derby in all her 70 years on the throne.
As an alternative, the Queen will likely be watching the event from the comfort of Windsor Castle.
Phil White, London regional director for The Jockey Club, said on Friday: “It’s a rare occasion that the Queen is unable to affix us at Epsom Downs but we’re delighted she plans to enjoy Derby Day on television.
“We’ve big plans to have a good time Her Majesty’s contribution to horseracing and the nation, and these will proceed in full tomorrow.
“The Derby is a singular race and we’re looking forward to welcoming people of their 1000’s to assist us create a spectacular carnival atmosphere.”