TRIBUNNEWS.COM – Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the Commonwealth Day service at the royal church of Westminster Abbey on Monday (14/3/2022).
Prince Charles will reprise his role, Buckingham Palace said in a statement Sky News.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has been Head of the Commonwealth during her reign.
Organized by the Royal Commonwealth Society, it is the largest annual interfaith gathering in the UK.
In a statement, the palace said the Queen had made the decision after discussing it with the Royal Household.
The Commonwealth Day service was supposed to be the Queen’s first major agenda item since being confirmed positive for Covid-19 in February.
The Prince of Wales was already scheduled to attend the event, along with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Alexandra.
The palace has not given a specific reason why the Queen will not attend.
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But Sky News royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills said the decision to withdraw from the event was related to “the discussions that have been held about her convenience traveling and attending services”.
Mills added: “But the decision is not related to any disease.”