Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom will not attend the opening ceremony of the British Parliament due to health problems

For the first time in 59 years, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom will not be present at the opening ceremony of the British Parliament scheduled for Tuesday 10 May, an annual event during which the monarch or monarch delivers a speech of his appeal. from serving as head of state. The Queen’s office announced that until Monday evening, Elizabeth II had hoped to be able to take part in the event: but she had to cancel some public engagements planned these days, including in Parliament, due to “occasional mobility issues”.

Queen Elizabeth II is 96 and has been in power since 1952: so far she has only missed the ceremony twice, in 1959 and 1963, both times due to matters related to her pregnancy. For the opening of Parliament, Prince Charles will be accompanied by his wife Camilla and eldest son Prince William. Carlo will read the inauguration speech. The Queen’s throne will remain empty.

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