Queen Elizabeth II sprains back: Says Disappointed to Miss Remembrance Service: Complete Story Here!
The longest-reigning monarch of Britain, Queen Elizabeth II, 95, has missed the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph. In a statement released by Buckingham Palace, the Queen has reportedly sprained her back. The palace calls the health setback an "incredibly unfortunate coincidence."
The Sunday event was supposed to be a great deal as the Queen hasn't had any public engagement for more than three weeks since her brief hospitalization for an unspecified illness. Queen's absence from one of the most significant ceremonies of the year has certainly caused concerns for her majesty's health. "Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service," the palace had said earlier on Sunday.
Prince Charles lays the wreath this year. Photo Source: The Times of Israel.
The source further notified that the wreath would be laid by Queen's son, Prince Charles, on her behalf. Assuring the nation of Queen's bettering health, Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave an update later on Sunday. "I just wanted to reassure everybody by saying that I did see the Queen for an audience last week on Wednesday in Windsor and she's very well. It shouldn't need saying but I just wanted to say it anyway." said Johnson.
Remembrance Day marks the end of world war one and throughout Queen Elizabeth II's 69 years on the throne, the day has been a defining moment. The royal family, along with the government officials and overseas representatives, lays a wreath to celebrate those who lost their lives during the war. The Queen has missed the ceremony only six times in her reign.
The palace says the Queen is disappointed to miss the ceremony. Source: ABC News
Charles, 73, laid the wreath this year on Sunday while his wife, Camilla, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, watched from the balcony. Elizabeth II is the world's oldest monarch. Despite the doctor's advice to rest until mid-November, the palace says, the Queen has carried some light duties from Windsor Castle, and she will continue to do so.