Buckingham Palace announced Monday evening that Queen Elizabeth II (London) will not be speaking from the throne in Parliament on Tuesday, the sacred appointment of British democracy, and will be replaced by Prince Charles.
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“The queen has continued episodic movement-related issues and, after consultation with her doctors, has reluctantly decided not to attend the speech from the throne,” the palace said in a statement.
This is the first time in more than 60 years that the 96-year-old queen has not read a text from a throne written by the government to outline its priorities. This is the first time Prince Charles’ successor has succeeded him.
Queen Elizabeth II missed this meeting only twice during her reign when she was pregnant in 1959 and 1963.
“At the request of His Majesty and with the concurrence of competent authorities, the Prince of Wales will read the text from the throne on his behalf, along with the Lord Cambridge. [le prince William, petit-fils de la reine] It still exists, ”the palace said.
This absence marks the 70th anniversary of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations on the throne, a new milestone in the gradual shift in the functions of sovereignty to Prince Charles, who has already represented him abroad for many years.
Elizabeth II’s appearances have become increasingly rare since she was admitted to a brief hospital in October, although she continues to perform “lighter duties” at Windsor Castle, often via video conference.
However, on March 29, he attended a religious ceremony in Westminster Abbey in memory of Prince Philip. This is his first major public appearance in a few months.
The king, who has been seen with cane in recent months, showed his left leg during a visit to Windsor in mid-February, believing himself to be “unable to move”.