Queen Elizabeth II Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Sunday that he had sprained his back and would miss a service in memory of those killed in Britain’s war.
The latest health blow for Britain’s longest-reigning monarch means he was forced to postpone his first public appearance more than three weeks After that brief hospital stay for unspecified illness, not related to COVID-19,
the queen was “disappointed” Service to remember—one of his most important annual engagements – said in the statement.
A wreath will still be laid on his behalf by his son at the Cenotaph, the UK’s national war memorial in Westminster. prince charles, added the palace.
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the queen served second World War As an army driver and mechanic, and places great importance on Remembrance Sunday, a solemn ceremony to remember the sacrifices made by fallen soldiers and women. National service is traditionally marked by wearing poppies and observing a two-minute silence at 11 p.m.
It is preceded by the Day of Remembrance or Armistice on 11 November, which marks the end of first world war,
This is only the seventh time the Queen has not attended Remembrance Day celebrations during her 69-year reign. Buckingham Palace told NBC News that she was pregnant or on tour abroad on previous occasions.
Last month, a statement from Buckingham Palace said the Queen had a “strong intention” to attend the remembrance service this year, despite missing other events in the lead-up to the event.
the queen could not attend COP26 Climate Talks, were held in Scotland for the past two weeks, who were advised rest by their doctors.
However, she has continued to work from home, performing desk-based duties, during her rest period. She has spent most of the time at Windsor Castle, west of London, and made weekend trips to Sandringham, the royal family’s East England estate.
The royal will celebrate his platinum jubilee next year, marking his 70th year on the throne. She would be the first British monarch to do so.
The Associated Press has contributed.