Prince Charles will lay a wreath on the Cenotaph on the Queen’s behalf, as in earlier years.
Buckingham Palace had confirmed on Thursday that the 95-year-old monarch was nicely sufficient to attend the ceremony to commemorate those that have died in conflicts.
Queen Elizabeth’s resolution to tug out of the Remembrance Day Sunday service after spraining her again is unrelated to her physician’s latest recommendation to relaxation, in keeping with a royal supply.
The timing is unlucky and no person regrets the Queen’s absence right now extra deeply than the monarch herself, the royal supply advised CNN.
The Queen is deeply dissatisfied to overlook the engagement which she considers one of the vital important engagements of the yr, and hopes to proceed as deliberate together with her schedule of sunshine official duties subsequent week, the royal supply provides.
Different members of the royal household, together with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are set to attend the Remembrance Sunday service as deliberate, the assertion from Buckingham Palace mentioned.
Giant crowds are anticipated to assemble across the Cenotaph this Sunday after the annual service was largely curtailed by Covid-19 restrictions final yr.
It has been greater than three weeks because the Queen attended a public occasion — when she hosted a reception for enterprise leaders at Buckingham Palace forward of the COP26 local weather convention in Glasgow. The day after, the sovereign abruptly canceled an imminent journey to Northern Eire and spent an evening in hospital for what a spokesman described on the time as “preliminary investigations.”
Since then and following her physician’s orders, the royal family has scaled again her diary considerably. She has been largely resting at Windsor, enterprise a couple of gentle duties by video hyperlink and telephone.
CNN’s Lauren Stated-Moorhouse, Niamh Kennedy and David Wilkinson contributed to this report.