For the first time, Queen Elizabeth II appeared on Tuesday using a cane at a public event, while attending a religious service at Westminster Abbey, in central London, to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion Armed Forces charity.
According to palace sources, the 95-year-old sovereign used the cane “for her comfort” when she got out of the car to enter the temple and again after leaving the abbey. In addition, the monarch did not enter through the usual door but through another that was closer to her seat.
Despite his advanced age, This is the first time that Elizabeth II has used a cane in an official act of this type, although in 2003 and 2004 the queen attended a series of engagements with one for months after undergoing an operation on her right knee to remove cartilage. torn apart. So, as you recall The Daily MailIt was the first time the queen spent a night in the hospital since 1982, when a wisdom tooth was removed. Among the occasions on which she could be seen using the cane were a visit to Belfast with Prince Philip in February 2003, a service on Christmas Day at Sandringham in December 2003, and a visit to the Queen ship. Mary II, in Southampton, in January 2004.
On this occasion the queen, who wore a navy blue coat and hat, and her only daughter, Princess Ana, in a lilac dress, attended the mass together, in which active military personnel and veterans, their relatives, were also present. and representatives of the British Legion, of which the sovereign is patron.
Her Majesty chose a blue jacket with a matching wide-brimmed hat. She complemented her outfit with a Russian brooch that belonged to her grandmother and given to Queen Mary by Empress Marie Feodorovna as a wedding gift in 1893. Elizabeth II inherited it from her grandmother in 1953.
After staying at her beloved Balmoral Castle in Scotland during the summer and early fall, Queen Elizabeth returned to her public royal duties in England this month.
In the coming days, on the return to official activity after her summer stay in Balmoral, Elizabeth II and prominent members of her family such as her son Prince Charles and the Dukes of Cambridge are scheduled to attend the COP26 climate summit that will be held It will be held from October 31 to November 12 in the Scottish city of Glasgow and will bring together leaders from around the world to agree on the next steps in the fight against climate change.
(With information from EFE)