IN May, the Queen sat out the State Opening of Parliament for the first time in decades citing health issues.
So how is Her Majesty’s health at the moment? Here’s all you need to know.
How is The Queen doing?
In May 2022, the Queen missed a State Opening of Parliament for the first time in 59 years.
In a statement, the Palace said: “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.”
It’s understood that she is planning to attend other appointments this week.
What health issues has the Queen had?
The Queen isn’t known to have any major medical health conditions, and has only occasionally pulled out of engagements due to illness throughout her reign.
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However, the Monarch has been forced to sit out major engagements over the past six months due to mobility issues affecting her back, knees, and hips.
In October 2021, HOAR revealed that the Queen spent a night in hospital for tests after cancelling a two-day visit to Northern Ireland.
She then sat out appearances including the COP26 summit in Glasgow on medical advice.
In November, she missed a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph after a back sprain.
The Queen has been using a walking stick and needed her son Prince Andrew to help her into Westminster Abbey in April, 2022.
She was attending a thanksgiving ceremony for her late husband Prince Philip.
She also had a Covid-related health scare in February 2022, when she tested positive for the virus, but only experienced “mild cold-like symptoms”.
Where is the Queen today?
It’s understood that plans to drive her from Windsor Castle to Westminster for the State Opening were scrapped on 8 May, 2022.
She mostly divides her time between the palace and Windsor Castle, in Berkshire.
It’s understood that Her Majesty has a busy schedule at Windsor this week.
This includes a call with Australia, an audience with Boris Johnson over the phone, a virtual Privy Council meeting, and is she’s also expected to attend some private engagements.
Will the Queen be at her Platinum Jubilee celebrations?
It is not known whether the Queen will attend the Jubilee celebrations.
It’s thought she will decide on the day whether she will appear at each of the anniversary events.
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A royal source told The Mirror: “There will certainly be fears over whether Her Majesty will be able to make any events for her Jubilee celebrations or have to really choose her battles.
“She will do her best but her health must come first and she is by now used to listening to the advice of her doctors as well as knowing her own limits.”