Queen Elizabeth II is suffering from “episodic mobility problems” and will not attend the opening of Parliament, Buckingham Palace announced on Monday.
Instead, Prince Charles will appear in her place on Tuesday and deliver a speech with his son, Prince William, in attendance.
“The Queen continues to experience episodic mobility problems, and in consultation with her doctors has reluctantly decided that she will not attend the State Opening of Parliament tomorrow,” according to the Buckingham Palace statement.
“At Her Majesty’s request, and with the agreement of the relevant authorities, The Prince of Wales will read The Queen’s speech on Her Majesty’s behalf, with The Duke of Cambridge also in attendance. ”