After several canceled events, the British Queen will also not attend the royal family’s traditional Easter Sunday service. This raises new concerns about their health among the population.
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It’s a long-standing family tradition: on Easter weekend, the British royal family gathers at Windsor Castle and goes to church together in St. George’s Chapel on Sunday mornings. A custom that Queen Elizabeth II has always maintained. But this year, the 95-year-old will not take part.
The reason: health problems. This was reported, among others, by the PA news agency and the “Sun” tabloid on Thursday. For the British people, this increases concern for the monarch. The Queen, who celebrates her 70th birthday this year, had recently canceled several events.
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla represent the Queen
She also did not attend the Royal Holy Service on Maundy Thursday. Heir to the throne, Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla represent the Queen at the ceremony, where the monarch typically presents elderly members of the community with specially minted coins.
The 95-year-old has been battling complaints for months. In the fall of last year, she even had to spend a night in the hospital. In February, she was infected with Corona and has been feeling “tired and exhausted” ever since, as she recently revealed during a digital hearing.
Since then, the Queen has mainly carried out her royal duties from her residence at Windsor Castle and prefers virtual audiences. It wasn’t until the memorial service for her husband Prince Philip, who died in 2021, that she briefly appeared in public in late March.