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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Queen Elizabeth will be unable to attend the London Remembrance Service

Key takeaways:

  • Queen Elizabeth has sprained her back and will not visit the Remembrance Sunday service in central London.
  • Last month, the Queen was brought to a London hospital for testing and spent the night there. 

According to Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth has sprained her back and will not attend the Remembrance Sunday service in central London to honour Britain’s war dead.

According to officials, the Queen has decided “with great sadness” that she will not be able to attend the service and is “disappointed” to be unable to do so. The service was the 95-year-old monarch’s first public visit after physicians advised her to cancel events in recent weeks.

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“A wreath will be placed on Her Majesty’s behalf by The Prince of Wales, as in past years,” the statement read. As expected, other members of the Royal Family will be there.

Remembrance For the Queen, who served as an army driver during WW, Sunday is one of the most important days of the year.

Queen Elizabeth misses Remembrance Day service due to back sprain

I also avoided the Climate Summit.

Officials from Buckingham Palace confirmed on Thursday that she planned to watch the ceremony at the Cenotaph memorial in central London from a balcony, as she has done for the past several years.

Last month, the Queen was brought to a London hospital for testing and spent the night there. As a result, the palace announced on Oct. 29 that she had been ordered to rest for two weeks. 

She cancelled her trip to the United Nations Climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, but sent a video message instead.

During her time off, the Queen has continued to work from home, performing desk-based activities. She has spent most of her time at Windsor Castle, west of London, and  a weekend in Sandringham, the Royal Family’s retreat in eastern England.

Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning and longest-living monarch, will mark her Platinum Jubilee — 70 years on the throne — next year.

Source: CBC

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