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She has also withdrawn from several royal engagements in recent months, the latest being the Maundy Day church service on Thursday, where Charles represented her.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