Queen uses walking cane at Thanksgiving service

Oct 13, 2021
Her Majesty The Queen, Patron, accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, attended a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey, on Tuesday, 12th October 2021. The service highlighted the RBL’s enduring legacy built over the last century, its ongoing work supporting and commemorating those from the UK and Commonwealth communities who serve, or have served, in the Armed Forces, and the charity’s focus on the future…Picture Arthur Edwards

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.

Queen Elizabeth, walking stick
Her Majesty The Queen, Patron, accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, attended a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey, on Tuesday, 12th October 2021. The service highlighted the RBL’s enduring legacy built over the last century, its ongoing work supporting and commemorating those from the UK and Commonwealth communities who serve, or have served, in the Armed Forces, and the charity’s focus on the future…Source: Arthur Edwards/Getty

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.

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.

 

 

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