End-of-life participation uncertain: Queen shines at ceremony in Scotland

End-of-life participation uncertain: Queen shines at ceremony in Scotland

Partnership uncertain till the end
Queen shines at ceremony in Scotland

For health reasons, Queen Elizabeth is rarely seen in public. It has long been unclear whether the monarch will also cancel the annual summer vacation in Scotland. However, now the British Queen is attending a traditional ceremony in Edinburgh.

Queen Elizabeth II has appeared in public at an appointment for the first time since her platinum anniversary. Britain’s Queen, dressed in a powder blue suit, smiles as she is welcomed to the Keys ceremony in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. The emperor was symbolically given the keys to the city, which he then handed over to elected officials for safekeeping.

The 96-year-old traditionally spends some time in Scotland in the summer, where she has two residences: Balmoral Castle in the Highlands and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. Due to his health problems in recent weeks, it was as yet uncertain whether the emperor would travel. During the ceremony at Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh, the Queen leaned on a stick, as she has often done in recent weeks.

The Queen was accompanied by her youngest son Prince Edward and his wife Countess Sophie at the reception. Heir to the throne Prince Charles and daughter Princess Anne are also expected to attend various events in Scotland soon. The second eldest son of Queen Prince Andrew will go missing. He had largely withdrawn from public life years ago due to his involvement in the sexual abuse scandal.

Canceling summer festivals in London and Edinburgh

In early June, the Queen made three appearances on the balcony of her London residence, Buckingham Palace, during the celebration of her 70th birthday. Hundreds of thousands cheered the Queen, who was impressed by the reception.

The head of the state has been grappling with the problem of movement for months. She spent a night in the hospital in October last year, the exact reason for which was never disclosed. Since then, the Queen has repeatedly canceled official appointments. According to the palace, she will also not attend the summer festivals at Buckingham Palace and Holyrood. However, for their anniversary, Elizabeth promised that she would continue to serve the country as “supported by my family”.

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