They ensure the rear of the queen. After canceling a trip to Northern Ireland on the advice of her doctors and being hospitalized one night last October, Elizabeth II again zapped an official engagement Sunday, November 14. Announced on Remembrance Day, she was finally unable to go there after spraining her back, her doctors believing that standing for a long time on the balcony of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as tradition dictates would not be reasonable for she. Fortunately, the senior members of the royal family have not failed in their obligations, while they will soon have to increase their commitments.
Indeed, to avoid new last minute announcements of this kind, Buckingham Palace has decided that from now on, Elizabeth II will have a wild card for all the occasions when she must be present. Thus, a prince, a princess, a duke or a duchess among her children and grandchildren and their husband, will be responsible for supporting her if she is there or to replace her if she has to retire at the last moment. However, priority will be given to senior members of the Royal Family, namely Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Anne, as well as Prince Edward and his wife Sophie of Wessex. Seven Windsors who will help the queen “as long as necessary”, assures The Mirror.
Charles and Camilla unavailable in the coming days to help the queen
In the coming weeks, however, Elizabeth II will not be able to count on the availability of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, who will be from November 16 to 19 in the Middle East, from Jordan to Egypt. Fortunately, she will still be able to count on Prince William and Kate Middleton, as well as Princess Anne, who recently visited Paris. Prince Edward and Sophie of Wessex will also probably be available, they who have gained in responsibilities since the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for Los Angeles, thereby renouncing their status as senior members of the royal family.
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