British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II will not be able to make it to the prescheduled royal engagement on 3rd June, Friday as she was feeling “discomfort” during the grand Platinum Jubilee celebration held yesterday on Thursday.
Queen Elizabeth II appeared along with Royal Family members onto the Buckingham Palace balcony and waved at wild cheers from the huge gathering of citizens and tourists who came to celebrate her 70 years on the throne.
The royal family spokesperson said in a statement, “The Queen greatly enjoyed today’s Birthday Parade and Flypast but did experience some discomfort. Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate in tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty with great reluctance has concluded that she will not attend.”
Queen Elizabeth II to miss church service due to ‘discomfort’
The statement concluded, “The Queen is looking forward to participating in tonight’s Beacon lighting event at Windsor Castle and would like to thank all those who made today such a memorable occasion.”
Even though Her Majesty was not keeping well she appeared in good spirits as she waved to the crowd outside of Buckingham Palace which happened to be one of the first big gatherings in the country ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
In all likelihood, it seems like age has started to catch up with her as she has led a lifetime of good health for many decades.
The palace further stated that the 96-year-old British Queen has made the decision to skip the service at St. Paul’s Cathedral with great hesitation.
Queen’s Recent Health Issues
Over the last many weeks, the Queen has been facing difficulty in moving around and also canceled several public events. However, she took part in Thursday night’s celebrations by lighting a chain of ceremonial beacons at Windsor Castle according to the plan.
Queen tested COVID-19 positive this year in the month of February. Even though her son Prince Charles confirmed that she is doing well post her diagnosis, it appears that mobility issues can be one of the side effects of the virus among elderly people.
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Elizabeth said, “I know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions. I continue to be inspired by the goodwill shown to me, and hope that the coming days will provide an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved during the last 70 years, as we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm.”
Many Royal members of the family including Kate Middleton, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie joined the celebrations yesterday along with Prince William and his kids with Middleton, Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4.
World leaders including U.S. President Joe Biden and Pope Francis, French President Emmanuel Macron, and former President Barack Obama have sent their greetings to the Queen for the successful completion of 70 years of service to the citizens of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
British citizens and tourists have participated in the monumental event which is the first in the history of the United Kingdom, in tens of thousands by lining up the route between Buckingham Palace and the parade ground.
We will be sharing more live updates about the ongoing Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. Stay tuned!