(London) Elizabeth II will not attend the public receptions she arranged at her palace this summer, her services announced Thursday that the 96-year-old emperor is being replaced due to difficulties in turning around.
Posted at 6:24 p.m.
Event in the Royal Calendar, these receptions were held in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in London and at the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh. These will be held from next week for the first time in three years due to the epidemic.
But this year, the Queen does not honor her guests, usually people who have served their country or their communities.
“This year’s garden parties will be represented by other members of Her Majesty the Queen’s royal family,” said a Buckingham Palace spokesman. ⁇
Last week, when the Queen received the Swiss president at Windsor Castle, she appeared in good shape, posing with a broad smile and without a cane, reassuring images of her health.
Since being briefly hospitalized in October, Elizabeth II’s performances have rarely changed, although she continues to perform “light duties”, mostly by videoconference.
On March 29, she attended a religious ceremony in Westminster Abbey in honor of her husband, Prince Philip, who died last year. This is his first major public appearance in a span of months.
According to Buckingham Palace, the sovereign is expected to attend Tuesday’s inauguration of the British Parliament, having not attended the annual meeting only twice during her 70 – year reign.
To celebrate its Platinum Jubilee, a four-day celebration is planned in the UK from June 2-5.