Queen Elizabeth to overlook UK Parliament opening as a consequence of ‘mobility points’

Queen Elizabeth II won’t be attending the opening of the British Parliament on Tuesday as a consequence of mobility points, Buckingham Palace stated.

“The Queen continues to expertise occasional mobility points and, after consulting along with her docs, has reluctantly determined that she won’t be attending tomorrow’s State Opening of Parliament,” Buckingham Palace stated in a press release.

Prince Charles, her son, will learn the Queen’s speech in her place after she “reluctantly” selected to not attend, the assertion stated. Prince William may also be in attendance.

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That is the most recent public occasion the 96-year-old monarch has canceled since he was hospitalized with an unknown sickness final October and contracted COVID-19 in February. Since then, she has made a number of digital appearances and commenced showing in individual on the finish of March.

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Its cancellation comes forward of the Queen’s seventieth Platinum Jubilee in June, which is able to embody 4 days of celebration within the UK, in addition to occasions in Commonwealth international locations world wide, together with Canada. Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest and longest-reigning monarch on the earth.

– with information from Reuters

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