Queen Elizabeth Shock: Monarch Sparks Health Concern After Skipping An Important Event For The First Time In Almost 60 Years, Prince Charles' Mother Will Not Attend Every Platinum Jubilee Event

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Queen Elizabeth has been making fewer public appearances making royal fans worried about her health. She also skipped the opening of the Parliament for the first time in six decades.

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Many were concerned when they learned that Queen Elizabeth had decided to cancel her attendance at the State Opening of Parliament Tuesday. It was the first time Her Majesty skipped the event for 59 years. She has been attending the event since 1952, except for 1959 and 1963, when she was expecting Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, respectively.


"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 read Monday, Us Weekly reported.

Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, and Prince William attended the opening of Parliament on the Queen's behalf.

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Senior palace sources told The Sun that the 96-year-old monarch is not suffering from a new ailment but is continuing to suffer pain and discomfort from her mobility issues.

Her Majesty has been spotted walking with a cane in the past months. She was even using one when she attended Prince Philip's memorial service in March.

Episodic mobility problems, the Queen's health problem, affects her capacity to move, and episodic means the symptoms are not constant. People suffering from episodic issues could sometimes walk easily and find it more difficult to do at other times.

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Queen Elizabeth Will Not Attend Every Event For Platinum Jubilee Event

Due to the Queen's mobility issues, some are concerned that she might not show up at the Trooping the Colour.

"I hope Her Majesty will make an appearance on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, during the Jubilee celebrations, but I don't think she will," one tweeted.

The Queen already announced that she would be standing on the balcony for the Trooping the Colour. However, she decided to limit the attendance of the royals who will accompany her to those who are actively serving the monarchy, meaning Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Prince Andrew will not be there.

"After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year's traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd of June will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said in a statement.

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Among the royals who will accompany the Quee on the balcony are Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's three children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Princess Louis will also be there.


Although the Queen will be present on the balcony, she will not attend all the events for the celebration of her 70 years on the throne.

An unnamed source told Entertainment Tonight that Her Majesty would not attend every upcoming event for the Platinum Jubilee because the palace is pacing her, so they will limit her public outings.

The Queen is "having mobility issues and as a result, her diary has been scaled back."

Stay tuned for more news and updates about the royal family.

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