Buckingham Palace says that the Queen will not be attending the Queen’s speech, as she is experiencing mobility problems.
Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen will not be attending tomorrow’s State Opening.
“The Queen has decided not to attend the State Opening of Parliament tomorrow, due to mobility issues that she has been experiencing.”
The Prince of Wales will be reading the Queen’s Speech on behalf of her majesty. The Duke of Cambridge will also be present for this event.
Prince William will read from the speech instead and sit on opposite side of Camilla
Queen Elizabeth II to miss State Opening of Parliament.
The Prime Minister respects her Majesty and is grateful to the Prince of Wales for delivering this speech in her place.
The Queen issued a new Letters Patent which will transfer her role of opening Parliament to the Counsellors of State.
Charles and William are jointly exercising this function, meaning the Queen hasn’t delegated any other functions to them.
The decision to have the Prince of Wales read the speech instead was made on Monday.
Alastair Bruce said the Queen was sad she couldn’t attend.
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How the State Opening of Parliament becomes less significant
She has gone to less than three events in her time as queen.
Recently, the Queen has only skipped the opening of Parliament two times during her reign–1958 and 1963.
It is the latest in a number of events she has had to miss this year.
Some say that Melania Trump is considering whether or not she will go to public events.
Last October, Queen Elizabeth II couldn’t attend the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph due to injury.
Then, in February, she tested for coronavirus and had mild cold-like symptoms.
Why is Queen Elizabeth II Missing the State Opening of Parliament?
The Queen attended Prince Philip’s Service of Thanksgiving on March but did not attend Easter Sunday church service at Windsor Castle.
She admitted that she was left very tired and exhausted by her bout with COVID-19.
Queen Elizabeth II was able to perform an audience with the president of Switzerland earlier this year. A week later, she had recovered from a break on her estate and was back in her office. After celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this year, she was able to take on the role as head of state one more time.
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said in a statement that the Duchess of Cambridge would likely attend the opening of Parliament.
The Queen’s absence will raise diversity about her ability to participate in her jubilee celebrations.