Queen Elizabeth II has been seen with a walking stick for the first time since 2004, while attending a service at Westminster Abbey.
On October 12, The Queen and her daughter, Princess Anne stepped out to attend a service on Thanksgiving, marking the Centenary of the Royal British Legion.
As the Queen emerged from the royal vehicle, she surprised all with a new accessory.
Styling an elegant navy blue felt jacket and matching hat, coupled with thin black gloves, and a small black leather handbag, Queen Elizabeth was a picture of style and class, all the while, using a very sophisticated black metal cane, with a pine handle.
The Queen’s last instance with a walking aid, was after a knee operation in 2004. There was no public reason given by the Palace for the Queen’s use of the walking stick yesterday.
The Queen arrived with her daughter Princess Anne for the service in honour of the Royal British Legion.
The walking stick has not been seen before – except after knee surgery nearly 20 years ago pic.twitter.com/d3BlTFSVCa
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) October 12, 2021
Starting the tradition of wearing red poppies in remembrance of fallen service personnel, the Royal British Legion was formed to support the Armed Forces community.
The Royal British Legion was formed in May, 1921, and brought together four support groups for former servicemen that were established post-World War I.
Today the Royal British Legion is well supported by not only the British Royal family, but by celebrities and many donors.
Named after the Royal British Family, the Royal British Legion is well supported by the British Monarchy, with royals frequenting many of the engagements held.
In 2014, Queen Elizabeth attended the ‘Recognition of the First World War’, and laid a wreath in memory of the fallen services personnel.
In 2009, the Royal British Legion worked with the James Bond team to use the Quantum of Solace film premiere to raised funds for the Royal British Legion.
The Royal family attended this event, in support of the cause, helping to raise £250,000 British Pounds (AUD$450,000) for ex-service personnel support services.