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The Queen will not participate in the annual garden parties at Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth II will not participate in the annual garden parties. The monarch, who turned 96 on April 21, has had mobility and health problems and will now be represented by other members of the royal family, according to a statement released Thursday by Buckingham Palace. Further details about the festivities, i.e. who will go in place of the queen, will “be confirmed in due course”. These celebrations take place for the first time since 2019.

Every year in the summer, up to three garden parties are held at Buckingham Palace and one at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. In 2022, the year in which the Platinum Jubilee is also celebrated, which aims to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the monarch’s reign, the respective parties are scheduled for May 11, 18 and 25, in London, and on May 29 of June. already in Scotland.

According to the statement, quoted by Sky News, the monarch also gave permission for Princess Anne to replace her, in the role of hostess, at the garden party of the association “The Not Forgotten”, a charity affiliated with the Forces. British armies that help ex-servicemen throughout the UK. This party takes place on May 12, also at Buckingham Palace.

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According to the Daily Mail, the royal house’s decision is due to the fact that the festivities require the monarch to stand for more than an hour, in addition to requiring her to travel to greet those present. Last October, Elizabeth II appeared in public using a cane, in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey; it was the first time in almost two decades that she had used this support to move.

Queen Elizabeth II cancels virtual engagements despite having ‘mild symptoms’

Also in February of this year, while infected with Covid-19, Elizabeth II canceled some previously scheduled virtual appointments, although, according to Buckingham Palace, she had “mild symptoms”.

Source: Observadora

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