Queen’s ‘comfort’ first priority amidst growing health concerns

Mar 22, 2022
The last few months have seen the 95-year-old monarch take up regular use of walking cane, with concerns she may soon require the aid of wheelchair to travel steady distances. Source: Getty

Buckingham Palace officials are working tirelessly to ensure the Queen’s comfort is their first priority with the Monarch set on attending her late husband, Prince Philip’s, thanksgiving memorial scheduled for March 29 at Westminster Abbey in London.

According to The Sun, palace officials “are exploring an incredible range of options to get her to the Abbey”, despite the 95 year old Monarch’s growing struggle with mobility issues and other suspected health complications. It is understood by The Sun that the Queen will travel from her home in Windsor Castle to Buckingham Palace via helicopter to attend the ceremony, a swift trip of just 15 minutes, in an effort to minimise the strenuous journeys for the Monarch.

From Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s aides intend to seal off  “the Dean’s Yard to the west of the Abbey so they can park in a private outside a side door” so that the Queen my avoid walking the the tedious distance from the Abbey entrance through the nave and choir to reach her seat. It is reported that privacy screens may be deployed to prevent paparazzi from photographing the Queen departing her car and enter the Abbey.

 

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It is also rumoured that the disgraced Prince Andrew will join his mother, the Queen, at the special ceremony to commemorate the late Prince Philip. Last year, 2021, Prince Andrew was stripped of his patronages and military titles amid serious sexual assault allegations and an ongoing trial.

Prince Harry will reportedly not be in attendance at the thanksgiving memorial for Prince Philip as he withstands ongoing court battles against Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) over alleged security breaches and the Home Office after a High Court decision prevented him from paying UK police for personal protection.

Just last week, March 14, the Queen announced that she would not attend the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, asking her son, Prince Charles, to represent her at the special ceremony.

The last few months have seen the 95-year-old monarch take up regular use of walking cane, with concerns she may soon require the aid of wheelchair to travel steady distances.

Despite the Queen’s growing mobility issues, she has still attended a number of recent engagements on foot and remains in a fairly healthy state after being diagnosed with Covid-19 just a few weeks before.

The Queen is quite the trooper.

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