The Queen will not be attending tomorrow’s State Opening of parliament for in first time in 59 years old, Buckingham Palace said.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “The Queen continues to experience episodic mobility problems in consultation with her doctors reluctantly decided that she would not attend the opening of Parliament tomorrow.
Both princes of Wales and Duke of Cambridge will jointly open new session of parliament on on behalf of the queen as advisors of State.
Understood, Prince of Wales to read the Queen’s speech on her name.
The queen’s throne will remain empty in house of Lords and Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, who is an also come, sit down in their usual places.
William will sit on opposite side to Camilla.
The Imperial State Crown will still go to Parliament.
Representative No. 10 said: “The Prime Minister fully respects the wishes of of Her Majesty and thanks the Prince of Wales for consent to speak on her name.”
BUT new Letters patent, authorized by the Queen, were issued to cover the state opening of the delegation of councillors. of Name the royal function of opening new session of Parliament.
In this case, this allows Charles and William to share this function. The queen did not delegate any other functions.
decision He was taken on Monday.
Royal commentator Alastair Bruce told Sky News: “The Queen will be very sad that she doesn’t feel able to do this.
“She has left it’s literally to last minute – I’m trying, I sure be present and do it duty how she sees it.
“But I don’t think anyone expect someone who at her age, she has to go through things she’s uncomfortable doing.”
During the ceremony, the monarch reads out in governments plans for upcoming legislation.
It’s only the third time in her reign is hers failed do attend.
So far, the queen has only missed the opening of parliament twice in her time on throne – in 1959 and 1963 when she was pregnant.
This is latest in number of events she was forced to miss in recent months.
It was reported that her participation in events now being decided on in each specific case.
In October last year, The queen stretched her back preventing her from attending the Sunday memorial service at the Cenotaph.
Then, in February, she tested positive for coronavirusas result of that the palace said that she experienced a mild cold-like symptoms.
However, within two weeks of her diagnosis, she attended virtual engagements again.
The queen was able attend the service of Prince Philip of Thanksgiving Day in the end of March but did not attend the Easter Sunday church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
During virtual meeting of hospital staff in London last month she admitted that she was left “very tired and exhausted” by her fight of COVID-19.
By the end of April 96- old monarch, who celebrates its platinum anniversary out en inaudience with the president of Switzerland at Windsor Castle after a week’s break on Sandringham estate.
At the time, Buckingham Palace said it planned to attend the opening. of Parliament, but said confirmation expected closer to this time.
Her absence will raise fears that she will not be able to attend. in her anniversary celebrations, which just over in a month.