Queen Elizabeth 2nd cancels participation in event for health reasons


Queen Elizabeth II, 95, will not attend an official ceremony scheduled for this Sunday (14) in London due to her health condition, announced Buckingham Palace.

“The queen, who suffered a sprained back, decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend the Sunday service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph,” a statement from the palace said.

“His Majesty is disappointed to miss the religious ceremony”, completes the note from the palace.

Buckingham Palace had reported on Thursday that the monarch intended to attend the ceremony, a tribute to the victims of the war.

His participation was scheduled to take place on the balcony of the Foreign Office in London

Forced in recent weeks to rest by medical orders, the Queen canceled her presence at various public events.

On Sunday, doctors advised that it was unreasonable for her to travel by car and stand during the ceremony.

His son and heir to the throne, Prince Charles, who turns 73 on Sunday, will lay a wreath in his mother’s name at the Cenotaph, a war monument in central London, as he has done since 2017.

It was from this date that Elizabeth II began to entrust some of her functions to other members of the Royal Family.

During a visit to the London Borough of Brixton on Thursday, Prince Charles briefly answered a question about his mother’s health: “All right,” he said.

On October 20, Elizabeth reluctantly accepted the advice of her doctors to rest for a few days. The day before, she had attended a reception at Windsor Castle with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and American businessman Bill Gates.

The queen spent the following night in hospital, her first stay since 2013, to undergo tests for which details were not disclosed.

The information published by the press increased doubts about his health, as well as criticism about the lack of transparency at Buckingham Palace.

Doctors advised the Queen to extend her rest and cancel her participation in various public events.

For this reason, Elizabeth did not attend COP26, the world climate conference that took place in Glasgow. Princes Charles and William represented the royal family. She also canceled a two-day trip to Northern Ireland.

The Queen, whose husband Prince Philip died in April aged 99, was recently seen walking with a cane, which had not happened since 2004.

But she was also seen behind the wheel of her Jaguar, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, 40 kilometers from London, her main place of residence at the time. The image reassured the British.


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