After spraining her back, Queen Elizabeth II missed the Remembrance Sunday service.
Queen Elizabeth II was absent from her country’s annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony at London’s war memorial after suffering an injury, prompting growing concerns about her health following a recent hospitalization.
In a statement issued just hours before the election on Nov.
“The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today’s Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph,” according to Buckingham Palace.
Her Majesty regrets that she will be unable to attend the service.”
Prince Charles, the 95-year-old ceremonial monarch’s son and heir, laid a wreath on the queen’s behalf at the ceremony on his 73rd birthday.
There, he, his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the queen’s grandson Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton, and other royals appeared to sing “God Save the Queen,” the United Kingdom’s national anthem, in what appeared to be a particularly loud and moving rendition.
From a balcony, Camilla, Kate, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex—wife of the queen’s youngest son Prince Edward—watched the ceremony.
The royals had also attended the Festival of Remembrance the day before at London’s Royal Albert Hall, minus the queen.
The queen, who is also the head of the United Kingdom’s armed forces, was last photographed in person in November.
1, she drove herself around the grounds of Windsor Castle, where she has lived since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
She last attended a live event in October.
She was hospitalized the next day “for some preliminary investigations” before being released home the following afternoon and given medical advice to “rest for a few days,” according to Buckingham Palace.
She also scrapped plans to visit Northern Ireland.
Her illness was kept a secret.
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As public concern about the queen’s health grew, the palace announced on March 29 that doctors had advised her to rest for at least two weeks.
The palace also stated at the time that she would be unable to attend the Festival of Remembrance on November 11 due to her illness.
“The Queen’s firm intention to attend the National Service of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday, November 14th, remains unchanged.”
Her doctors also said she could “continue to undertake light, desk-based duties,” such as interacting with virtual audiences.
A pre-recorded speech she had recorded was played at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, Scotland, one hour after she was seen driving at Windsor.
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