The Queen will miss Friday’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations after experiencing “discomfort”, Buckingham Palace has announced.
The reigning monarch was scheduled to attend the thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday to continue the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said the Queen “greatly enjoyed” her birthday parade and flypast in London but “did experience some discomfort”.
The statement read: “The Queen greatly enjoyed today’s Birthday Parade and flypast but did experience some discomfort.
“Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate in tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty with great reluctance has concluded that she will not attend.
“The Queen is looking forward to participating in tonight’s beacon lighting event at Windsor Castle and would like to thank all those who made today such a memorable occasion.”
She is believed to have experienced episodic mobility issues during Thursday’s events.
But she will attend a beacon lighting event at Windsor Castle on Thursday evening, the palace confirmed.
It is understood the decision was considered regrettable but sensible due to the length of the journey and time involved and the physical demands the service would require.