Queen, 95, pulls out of Easter event next week 'with regret' but continues working hard on video calls

THE Queen has "regretfully" pulled out of an Easter event next week.

Her Majesty, 95, had been due to attend a service at St George's Chapel in Windsor on April 14, but she will instead be represented by Prince Charles and Camilla.

It is the first time the Prince of Wales will take the Queen's place at the annual Maundy Day church service.

He and Camilla will meet the Dean of Windsor, The Right Reverend David Conner KCVO and the Lord High Almoner, the Right Reverend Dr. John Inge.

They will be presented with nosegays at the start of the service, during which Charles will distribute the Maundy money.

Afterwards, they will proceed to the West Steps for an official photograph.


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Meanwhile, the monarch will continue to hold virtual meetings by video call.

She has been forced to pull out of several recent engagements following a number of health scares including a battle with Covid.

The Queen missed last month's Commonwealth Day ceremony due to concerns about her “comfort”.

She has also been seen using a walking stick over the last six months and in February told a visitor at Windsor Castle: “As you can see, I can’t move.”

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But in March, Her Majesty received a £62,000 golf buggy to help her get around and fulfil future engagements.

And she walked unaided at a memorial service to her late husband Prince Philip on March 29.

The monarch had strolled arm-in-arm with her "favourite" son Prince Andrew as the thanksgiving service began at Westminster Abbey.

But once she reached the end of the aisle, she detached herself from Andrew's elbow and confidently made the last few steps alone.

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