Queen Elizabeth pulls out of Easter Sunday Service with just days to go

Buckingham Palace has announced that Queen Elizabeth II will not be attending this weekend's Easter Sunday Service at St. Georgie's Chapel in Windsor.

Sharing a snippet of a statement issued by the Queen's representatives, royal journalist Victoria Murphy tweeted: "Buckingham Palace announces that members of the royal family will attend the Easter Sunday service in Windsor. The Queen will not be attending."

The news comes after the 95 year old monarch was announced to also not be attending today's Maundy Service.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are taking the Queen's place, and will meet the Dean of Windsor, The Right Reverend David Conner KCVO and the Lord High Almoner, the Right Reverend Dr. John Inge.

ITV Royal News Editor Chris Ship tweeted on Friday 8 April: "Another event in the royal calendar and another cancellation by the Queen. She has asked that Prince Charles and Camilla represent her at the annual Maundy Thursday Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

"We are told the Queen wanted to provide clarity now for those attending."

It's believed the royal has only missed the event four times before – twice after having babies and twice due to being on a foreign tour.

The news of the Queen's cancellations also come after she opened up about her recent Covid battle.

In a video appearance on a call with The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, she said of the virus: “It does leave one very tired and exhausted doesn’t it, this horrible pandemic. It is not a nice result.”

The Queen added it had been “frightening experience” to have Covid and that "not being allowed to see your relatives was very hard".

Meanwhile, Her Majesty is also thought to have been having some mobility issues of late after being spotted using a walking stick.

According to Christopher Biggins, who has long been pals with many members of the Royal Family, it's because of the Queen's mobility problems that she's been pulling out of events.

“I have heard that the reason she’s not doing a lot of the events that she should be doing and cancelling them is because she is in a wheelchair," he shared.

Christopher, 73, added: “She doesn’t want to be seen, she’s very proud. She’s our greatest ever monarch. It’s so very sad and I hope she is able to make her anniversary celebrations.”

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