Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will not attend the traditional Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor as she continues to struggle with her health, Buckingham Palace announced Thursday.
The statement came just moments after it was confirmed that the Queen’s son Prince Charles of Wales and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, would also miss the Easter service.
The 95-year-old king, who will celebrate his 96th birthday next week as well, has been struggling with mobility issues for months now, with reports suggesting he has used an electric golf cart to get around with ease.
She has also pulled out of several royal engagements in recent months, the most recent of which was a Maundy Day church service on Thursday, where Charles represented her.
Her forced absence from the event is said to have left the Queen feeling ‘deeply disappointed’.