Queen Elizabeth has mobility problems, but she's trying her best to be present in major royal events. She even made a surprise appearance by joining the senior royals on the balcony during the Platinum Jubilee finale earlier this month. However, she looked frail in her most recent photo during Garter Day, according to reports.
Queen Elizabeth Looks Frail In Photo With A Cane At Garter Day
The 96-year-old British monarch stepped out to join the senior royals on Garter Day. Express shared a snap of the monarch with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, ahead of the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel.
In the snap, the Queen wears a white gown with a blue sash. She is also noticeably holding a walking stick.
The outlet noted that "Queen health fears erupts as frail monarch pictured with cane during Garter Day." The netizens echoed the same sentiment.
"The Queen looks so frail (crying face emoji), but beautiful," one commented with a red heart emoji.
"The Duchess looks particularly lovely today in her robes & hat. And so wonderful to see HMTQ looking beautiful even if a little frail," another added.
"She is looking frailer these days but liz that lippie shade is FAB," a third person wrote.
"The Queen looks beautiful but frail. I fear the day the world loses her, she really is an institution in her own right," a fourth user said.
Queen Elizabeth Health Update
The Queen is already in her advanced years, but she is determined to serve the monarchy until her last breath. That's why she still attends royal engagements if her body allows it. The Queen has no other health problems aside from "episodic mobility," which the palace announced in May when she decided to cancel her attendance at the State Opening of Parliament.
"The Queen continues to experience episodic mobility problems, and in consultation with her doctors has reluctantly decided that she will not attend the State Opening of Parliament tomorrow," a statement from Buckingham Palace, Us Weekly reported. "At Her Majesty’s request, and with the agreement of the relevant authorities, The Prince of Wales will read The Queen’s speech on Her Majesty’s behalf, with The Duke of Cambridge also in attendance."
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She also contracted COVID-19 in February after Prince Charles and Camilla's diagnoses. She was fully vaccinated and only experienced "mild, cold-like symptoms" at the time.
However, she is still experiencing the lingering effects of her bout with COVID-19, which was "tough on her" as it continues to leave her feeling "very fatigued."
"It [Covid] does leave one very tired and exhausted, doesn't it?" the Queen said in a video call to the Royal London Hospital in April, BBC reported. "This horrible pandemic. It's not a nice result."
The Queen "has been advised by her loved ones and trusted advisors to go a lot easier on herself, even if it means missing more functions than she would like," an unnamed source told Us Weekly last month.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about the royal family.