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Queen Elizabeth II to miss her speech from the throne due to mobility problems

Queen Elizabeth II to miss her speech from the throne due to mobility problems

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain will miss this year’s official opening ceremony of the session of Parliament.

The Queen continues to experience occasional mobility issues and, after consultation with doctors, reluctantly agreed not to take part in the event, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.
Instead of Elizabeth II, the traditional throne speech, in which the government sets out a plan for its work during the new session of Parliament, will be read by the heir to the throne, 73-year-old Prince Charles of Wales. It is noted that in the entire history of the Queen missed the opening ceremony of the session of Parliament only twice – in 1959 and in 1963 – due to pregnancy.
Earlier it was reported that Elizabeth II was forced to miss the Easter service in Windsor. While no official reason was given, sources at The Sun said it was due to a leg ailment she suffers from.