Queen Elizabeth will be absent from the Royal Garden parties this year.
The 96-year-old monarch – who struggled with her mobility and recently suffered a COVID-19 attack that left her “very tired and exhausted” – will be replaced by other members of the British royal family to be announced. “In due time” when next week’s annual parties return to the royal residence for the first time since 2019.
A spokesman said: “Her Majesty the Queen will be represented by other members of the royal family at this year’s garden parties, and details of the visit will be confirmed in due course.”
The first parties in the garden will take place on 11, 18 and 25 May at Buckingham Palace, and the Holyroodhouse party in Edinburgh, Scotland, is scheduled for 29 June.
The Queen’s daughter, Princess Anna, is already hosting the annual Garden Party of the Not Forgotten Association on May 12, as she is a patron of the charity.
Every year more than 30,000 guests join the royal family to enjoy the picturesque gardens at Buckingham Palace in gratitude for their contribution to the community and spend plenty of time on their feet welcoming them.
Elizabeth used the stick at various events, but she was without help when she met with the Swiss president last month.
The royal person was seen standing unassisted as she shook hands and posed for photos with Ignatius Cassis and his wife Paola in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle.
The engagement was the first for the Queen after she returned to Windsor after a week-long break at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Her Majesty has delivered modern golf gods to help her move around in comfort.
The four-seater electric wheelchair at 43 miles per hour was built by Danish firm Garia in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz and is described as disgracing “many cars”.
It has a range of 50 miles before its battery needs recharging, and while it rests in one of four brown leather seats, the Queen can refill treats from her fridge or check for weather updates and maps on a 10-inch tablet-style screen. to the steering wheel.
The buggy has doors and windows with a “weather case” so the monarch will be able to use them year-round, as well as headlights, 14-inch alloy wheels, a lockable trunk, heated windshield, coasters and even Bluetooth speakers.
A source said: “The cart is a new addition to the castle and they all think it’s a great idea. It’s certainly suitable for the Queen, and hopefully it will help her fulfill her obligations.”
“Everyone wants her to be noticed by the public for as long as possible.
“I’m sure the Queen would have preferred to go to the event and continue as usual, but at the moment she is having a hard time.”