Queen Elizabeth II excused from Friday’s Jubilee service, blames discomfort

Written by on June 3, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II will not attend Friday’s Jubilee service at Saint Paul’s Cathedral after experiencing discomfort while watching Thursday’s parade at Buckingham Palace.

The palace, which said the decision was made with great reluctance after considering the journey and activity required, however, said she took part in a beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday evening.

Four days of celebrations marking the Queen’s 70-year reign began earlier, with the 96-year-old monarch appearing twice at Buckingham Palace balcony, accompanied by other senior royals.

The next Jubilee event the Queen is due to attend is the derby at Epsom racecourse on Saturday, although it is yet unknown whether she will be at the horse race.

Kevin Madu

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