(London) Elizabeth II on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to the inauguration of the London Underground Line named after her, despite her difficulties in moving, the celebrations of her 70th reign have become public in recent days.
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During a visit to Paddington Tube Station in West London, the 96-year-old Queen, wearing a yellow ensemble and hat, was seen smiling with a cane in her hand along with her youngest son, Edward.
The inauguration of the Elizabeth Line, the new metro line connecting the eastern and western suburbs of the capital from May 24, is the Queen’s first official visit outside the Windsor area where she lives after Mass in her memory. The late husband Prince Philip was in Westminster Abbey in late March.
Right now, Prime Minister Boris Johnson sees his presence as “unbelievably touching”.
She suffered health problems in the fall, which led to her being admitted to the hospital overnight after the examination, the nature of which was never specified, and it was rare for the emperor to appear in public. She was due to represent Edward on Tuesday and a Buckingham Palace spokesman welcomed her presence as a “happy evolution”.
On Sunday evening, Elizabeth II attended the Equestrian Show in Windsor, the first major event to celebrate her 70 – year reign at the Platinum Jubilee. Two days ago, she went to the Windsor Horse Show, the prestigious equestrian competition in the same city, where she competed in several horses.
These performances, shown by the Sovereign, were in good shape as seen, and provided signs of reassurance of her participation in the Jubilee celebrations in early June, despite her mobility problems.
The Queen has canceled attendance at several major events in recent months, including the inauguration of a parliament that has not attended for only the third time in her 70-year rule.
In her place for the first time Crown Prince Charles, 73, brought a new signal to the transformation of the British monarchy under the influence of his health problems.