Prince Charles could step in for his nonagenarian mom to learn the speech from the throne on the opening of the British parliament in Might.
Queen Elizabeth II, 95, who has missed solely two parliamentary openings since she turned queen in 1952, has stated she’s going to determine on the day — Might 10 — if she is as much as the duty, in accordance with a report within the Sunday Occasions of London.
“The date is in Her Majesty’s diary, and he or she hopes to attend,” an unnamed royal supply instructed the newspaper. “The Queen stays match and energetic, and it’s superb how a lot she nonetheless does. However her diary is being paced to mirror the realities of a lady 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 brief 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 rising quantity of royal duties.
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