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Thursday, November 30, 2023

The UK Remembrance Day service missed the presence of Queen Elizabeth due to a sprain in her back

Health reasons made The Queen change her decision to not attend the UK Remembrance Day service held in the Cenotaph in London.

Buckingham Palace said in a record, The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morn with great regret that she will not be able to visit the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph.

The Palace had mentioned firm intentions of Queen Elizabeth to attend the UK Remembrance Day service, considering her duties ahead of health reasons. However, the sprain in her back made her skip attending the service, “with great regret” were the words out in a statement from the Queen.

“Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service.” The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princess Royal also still attended as planned.

Furthermore, it was understood that the Queen does not require hospital treatment for the sprain, just a long car journey and a time of standing in cold and watching the ceremony was not possible in the current health situation.

News agency PA Media reported that Dr’s advice to Queen Elizabeth of taking rest is not connected to her back sprain. Doctors had counselled the monarch to relax till mid-November after her getting admitted for a night in hospital on 20 October for checks, which is mentioned as Queen’s first overnight stay in hospital in 8 years. Even in such a health situation, she completed a few mild obligations such as meeting ambassadors through video links from Windsor Castle.

Source: BBC News

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