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Queen to miss State Opening of Parliament - Prince of Wales to read speech instead

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Posted: 10/05/22 - 00:33
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The Queen will not be attending tomorrow's State Opening of Parliament for the first time in 59 years, Buckingham Palace has said.

In a statement, Buckingham 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."

Both the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge will be jointly opening the new session of Parliament on the Queen's behalf as Counsellors of State.

The Prince of Wales will wear his Admiral of the Fleet uniform and Prince William will be in morning coat.

It is understood the Prince of Wales will read the Queen's Speech on her behalf.
The Queen's throne will remain empty in the House of Lords, and the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, who is also attending, will sit in their usual seats.

I Call True: The Queens failing health is clear for all to see when she's not conducting the State Opening of Parliament for the first time in 59 years.

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3 Comments
17 days
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Seems like she is fading fast these days, let’s hope she is well enough for the 60 year celebrations
17 days
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To be honest she’s made a great escape here, who in their right mind wants parliament open anyway?
17 days
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This was sad news especially in here 60 years celebration, but I am sure that Charles will be able enough to cover for his mum.