(London) Elizabeth II will not attend the outdoor receptions organized at her palace this summer, her services announced Thursday that the 96-year-old monarch is being heavily replaced due to difficulties in getting around.
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An event on the royal calendar, these receptions are organized in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in London and in the Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh. They will be held from next week for the first time in three years due to infection.
But this year, the Queen will not honor her guests, who have generally served their country or their communities.
“Her Majesty the Queen will be represented by other members of the royal family at this year’s garden banquet,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman said, adding that more details would be provided “in due course”. ⁇
Last week, when the Queen welcomed the Swiss Chancellor at Windsor Castle, he reassured her of her health, with a broad smile, posed without a cane, and appeared in good condition.
Elizabeth II’s appearances have become very rare since she was admitted to a brief hospital in October, although she continues to perform “mild duties”, often by video conference.
On March 29, she attended a religious ceremony in Westminster Abbey in memory of her husband, Prince Philip, who died last year. This is his first major public appearance in a few months.
The sovereign hopes to be able to attend the opening ceremony of the British Parliament on Tuesday, according to Buckingham Palace, where he has missed the annual meeting only twice during his 70-year rule.
To celebrate its platinum anniversary, four days of celebrations are planned in the UK from June 2-5.
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