The queen has lightened her schedule considerably since a night of hospitalization in October for examinations, the nature of which has never been revealed.
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This is his big comeback in front of his subjects. After having canceled several engagements in recent months due to health problems, Queen Elizabeth II participated on Tuesday, March 29, in a religious ceremony in tribute to her late husband, Prince Philip.
The 95-year-old monarch, in a dark green coat, arrived at Westminster Abbey on the arm of her son Andrew, whose first public appearance this is also after the amicable agreement reached with the American Virginia Giuffre , who accused him of sexual assault.
It is a rare appearance for Elizabeth II, who has considerably lightened her agenda since a night of hospitalization in October for examinations, the nature of which has never been revealed. She has retreated since the start of the pandemic to Windsor Castle, about forty kilometers from London.
In mid-March, the dean of the British royal family had again canceled at the last minute her participation in a religious service organized as part of the annual Commonwealth Day.
The sovereign, who recently passed the milestone of 70 years of reign, recently admitted having difficulty moving around and was seen leaning on a cane, as was the case on Tuesday. According to press reports, she uses a wheelchair in private, and a golf cart in Windsor Gardens, while a stairlift has been installed at her Scottish residence in Balmoral. The queen had also been infected with Covid-19 in February, showing mild symptoms.