She surprised Isabel II on Tuesday with a wand. It’s not an odd accessory in a 95-year-old Queen, but it’s weird in her for her liveliness and because she didn’t need it yet. According to the British press, Elizabeth II came to walk more safely and comfortably.
The last time she carried a cane was in 2004, 17 years ago, after she had knee surgery to remove a torn cartilage in 2003. Among the occasions she was seen using the cane was a visit to Belfast with Prince Philip in February. 2003, a Christmas Day service at Sandringham in December of that year, and a second Queen Mary visit at Southampton in January 2004.
The King attended the religious ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London, where the centenary of the British Royal Legion Charitable Association was celebrated. The Queen, who is the patron saint of the charitable organization of the armed forces, entered not through the main door but through a secondary entrance which allowed her to shorten the way to her seat.
Princess Anne, 71, the Queen’s only daughter, was immediately accompanied by her mother. The British king wore a plaid dress under a navy blue coat with a brooch on the left side. A Russian brooch inherited from her grandmother Queen Maria in 1953, consisting of a square sapphire and a diamond. Matching the coat, she paired a hat with floral motifs. In addition, she was wearing her classic black low-heeled shoes. She also wore earrings and a pearl necklace.
Four months ago, Prince William’s grandmother turned 95, marked by the unfortunate loss of her husband, Prince Philip of Edinburgh, who passed away last April at the age of 99.
In the coming days, and the return of official activity, Elizabeth II and her family members such as her son Prince Charles and the Dukes of Cambridge are scheduled to attend the COP26 climate summit to be held in the Scottish city. From October 31 to November 12. It will bring together leaders from around the world to agree on the next steps in the fight against climate change.
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