Her Majesty thoroughly enjoyed Thursday’s Trooping the Colour, but felt ‘discomfort’ during the ceremony (Picture: Getty Images)
The Queen will no longer attend tomorrow’s Epsom Derby so she has some time to rest, Buckingham Palace has announced.
Is is the second Platinum Jubilee event in a row she’s had to cancel due to her mobility issues and the discomfort she’s been feeling.
Princess Anne is expected to take her place tomorrow, while Her Majesty watches the horse racing event from Windsor Castle.
The Queen looked jubilant during Thursday’s Trooping the Colour as she waved to the public from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
But officials said she did feel some ‘discomfort’ during the parade and would no longer be attending today’s thanksgiving ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral.
The Queen has been experiencing mobility issues in recent months and has been using a wheelchair.
However when she has been seen in public, the 96-year-old monarch has been opting for a walking stick instead.
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The Queen’s health has been in the spotlight ever since she spent an unscheduled night in hospital last October.
Since then, she has not been attending as many royal events after scaling back her diary on doctor’s orders
The Queen, who is celebrating 70 years on the throne, caught Covid-19 in February and was said to be suffering mild cold-like symptoms’ at the time.
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