Queen Elizabeth Pulls Out Of Royal Maundy Service Next Week As Concerns Arise About The Matriarch's Health
Is Queen Elizabeth OK? The matriarch has pulled out of the Maundy Service, which will take place on Thursday, April 14, The Express reported.
During the event, the Queen hands out Maundy money to people at the service. The event was canceled for two years in a row due to the ongoing pandemic.
Prince Charles will go in her place, the outlet reported.
The Queen has dealt with a lot of health woes over the last few months — she was having back issues in the fall and was told she needed to rest before she continued her royal duties.
Then, in February, she contracted COVID-19.
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Fortunately, it seemed like she got through the tough time.
“Of course, she has a team of doctors to lean on whenever needed and a support staff that’s second to none,” a source explained. “But thus far Her Majesty has been handling this without any fuss or need to involve too many others in her recovery.”
“She’s showed extraordinary courage and is thankful for all the love and support she’s received, and as long as she feels able to work that’s what she’ll continue to [do],” the source added. “It’s typical of her selfless character and everyone is just in awe of her resolve and bravery. She’s truly one of a kind and an example to everyone around her.”
The Queen attended Prince Philip's memorial service on March 29, but going forward, she may pick and choose what she attends since she is getting older and is having issues walking.
“It’s quite simple, really. She’s finding it extremely difficult to walk or stand for long periods," royal expert Phil Dampier told The Telegraph. “She will make a huge effort to attend Prince Philip’s memorial, but they will have to make allowances for her – and no one will begrudge it. She’s nearly 96.”
Despite the challenges at her age, it seems like she is doing the best she can.
“Mobility is something of an issue now … I’m told by those very close to her that she's in very good spirits, you know — absolutely pin-sharp as ever," Robert Hardman, who has written several books on the monarch, told GB News. “But, but there is a mobility [issue] inevitably when you're coming up to your 96th birthday and also dignity, I think it's terribly important. She is the Queen, she wants to be seen as the Queen, she wants to look the part.”