Her Majesty took part in the first of her National Jubilee celebrations on Sunday evening (May 15) when she watched the spectacular finale of the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The event is said to be one of the monarch’s favorite of the year.
The Queen was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation from the crowd at the star-studded celebration, allying concerns for her health after Her Majesty missed the official opening of Parliament on Tuesday due to continuing mobility issues.
The Queen attended the second day of the horse show on Friday after skipping the opening day of the event on Thursday, opting to spend some private time with her horses.
The 96-year-old was driven to the show grounds in a Range Rover and greeted fans at the ceremony, which marked her first public appearance since March when she attended a service commemorating the life of her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey. .
She was then seen beaming as she watched the all-star line-up at the event’s closing celebration, including Dame Helen Mirren, Tom Cruise and Katherine Jenkins alongside equestrian, military and musical talent from around the world. whole world.
His absence from the show’s first day sparked fresh health fears for the monarch after he missed the annual reading of the Queen’s Speech last week for the first time since 1963.
Palace insiders have suggested the Queen may not be able to attend many more upcoming Jubilee celebrations due to her ongoing health issues, with royal aides previously suggesting the monarch is now in “good and less good days” and is “aware of its weaknesses”. .
People close to the monarch have suggested she should prioritize the events she wants to hold, with her diary constantly reviewed.
A Buckingham Palace source has suggested that the Queen’s attendance at Platinum Jubilee events will only be confirmed on the day in question, under a new strategy reportedly employed by royal aides.
The strategy by which palace aides would only confirm his attendance on the day of the event would aim to avoid any misunderstandings or overshadow the event on the day itself.
A source told The Telegraph last month: ‘The assumption must now be that the Queen will not be present at the events.
“If Her Majesty attends, it will be decided on the day and she will be accompanied by another member of the Royal Family.”
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The source pointed out that Her Majesty “plans” to attend as many celebratory events as possible.
However, they conceded that his participation will probably only be confirmed on the day, in line with the Palace’s new strategy going forward.
Her Majesty is expected to most likely attend a Thanksgiving service for her 70-year reign and make her traditional appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at Trooping of the Colour.
However, it’s unclear how many other events she will be able to attend during the four-day celebration in June.
The Queen has been forced to cancel a series of engagements in recent months due to her ongoing health and mobility issues.
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Her son, Prince Charles, and grandson, Prince William, stood in for her at the official opening of Parliament, which she was forced to miss at the last minute.
A statement from Buckingham Palace said the Queen had “reluctantly decided that she would not attend the official opening of parliament” due to “episodic mobility issues”.
Prince Charles also stood in for the Queen at the Maundy Thursday church service in Windsor as she missed a number of public events over Easter.
He also portrayed her at the Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day Service in November and at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March.
Four days of public celebrations are planned for the start of June to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including military parades and a public spectacle as well as picnics and a pop concert.