Prince Charles may step in for Queen Elizabeth at opening of British parliament

Prince Charles could step in for his nonagenarian mom to learn the speech from the throne on the opening of the British parliament in Could.

Queen Elizabeth II, 95, who has missed solely two parliamentary openings since she turned queen in 1952, has mentioned she’s going to resolve on the day — Could 10 — if she is as much as the duty, in line with a report within the Sunday Occasions of London.

“The date is in Her Majesty’s diary, and she or he hopes to attend,” an unnamed royal supply advised the newspaper. “The Queen stays match and lively, and it’s superb how a lot she nonetheless does. However her diary is being paced to mirror the realities of a girl of her age, and to make sure that she is ready to proceed to do as a lot as she will and want to do. All occasions will now be scheduled in order that if Her Majesty is unable to attend at quick discover, one other member of the royal household will nonetheless be current.”

Prince Charles, 73, is the primary in line to the throne and has been taking up an growing quantity of royal duties.

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Queen Elizabeth II has solely missed two parliamentary openings since her reign started in 1952.
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The Queen, who recently recovered from COVID, missed the throne speech when she was pregnant with Prince Andrew in 1959 and simply earlier than the beginning of Prince Edward in 1963

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