Queen Elizabeth to Miss Remembrance Service Because of Sprained Back


LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has sprained her again, Buckingham Palace mentioned on Sunday, forcing her to miss a remembrance service that she had deliberate to attend after canceling a number of journeys and different engagements as a result of of poor well being.

The palace mentioned that the queen’s damage, which it introduced lower than two hours earlier than she was scheduled to seem on the ceremony, was not associated to earlier medical recommendation that she relaxation for at the least two weeks.

It will deepen anxiousness in regards to the well being of the queen, who’s 95 and who has now been out of sight since mid-October, skipping journeys to Northern Ireland and a United Nations local weather convention in Glasgow.

The palace supplied no extra particulars in regards to the again damage, although an official mentioned that the queen hoped to proceed finishing up “official light duties” within the coming week. She has curtailed public appearances on the recommendation of docs after what palace officers described as exhaustion, following a busy autumn of occasions.

“Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service,” the palace mentioned in an announcement on Sunday. “As in previous years, a wreath will be laid on Her Majesty’s behalf by the Prince of Wales.”

The nationwide remembrance service, which honors Britain’s struggle useless, is one of probably the most solemn occasions on her calendar. It can also be of deep private significance to the queen, who served as an auxiliary truck mechanic throughout World War II, as a younger princess, and sometimes speaks of the struggle as a unifying expertise for British society.

The queen’s involvement within the ceremony would have been restricted to standing on a balcony overlooking the Cenotaph, a monument in Whitehall that honors fallen troopers. She had already scrapped attendance at a pageant the night time earlier than in Royal Albert Hall, which pays tribute to those that died in struggle.