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Queen health update: Worrying reason why monarch missing Commonwealth Day service


The Queen, who has recently recovered from a bout of Covid, had hoped to attend the important event in the royal calendar alongside the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. But on Friday Buckingham Palace announced the monarch will not join the senior royals at the event. Royal biographer Angela Levin has explained this could be due to the long walk to her seat at Westminster Abbey.

Speaking to Sky News, Ms Levin said: “She still wants to prove she is the monarch and if she doesn’t turn up at these places, it will be increasingly difficult for her.

“Westminster Abbey isn’t ideal because it’s a long walk to where she would sit down.

“I know that they tried to find some way around the back where they could bring her in but it didn’t seem possible because there were stairs.

“I think they have left it. Whether she’s trying to build up her energy and strength so she can manage at the end of March, we shall have to see.”

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She added: “She’s not going to ever come back to Buckingham Palace, she doesn’t want to live there anymore.

“She loves Windsor and of course, there are memories of her and her late husband.

“Apparently the journey is very uncomfortable for her from Windsor to London and I just wondered if the advert for the new helicopter pilot was actually something that could get her somewhere in a few minutes and maybe that will be easier for her and open another way of coming to the city.”

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