Queen WILL attend Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday – but pulls out of another event

The 95-year-old monarch will attend the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph, having previously been told to rest by royal doctors after spending a night in hospital

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Queen will attend Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday

The Queen will attend the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph, but miss the General Synod next week, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The 95-year-old monarch was ordered to rest by royal doctors just over three weeks ago, and spent a night in hospital on October 20 undergoing preliminary tests.

She returned to Windsor Castle on Tuesday after a long-planned weekend away at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen will attend the annual Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph on Sunday 14th November.

“As in previous years Her Majesty will view the service from the balcony of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office building.

The Queen at last year’s ceremony


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“Mindful of her doctors’ recent advice, the Queen has decided not to attend the General Synod Service and Opening Session on Tuesday 16th November.

“The Earl of Wessex will attend as planned.”

The Palace said previously it was the Queen’s “firm intention” to attend the annual wreath-laying service in Whitehall, which falls on November 14 this year, and honours Britain’s war dead.

The monarch, who lived through the Second World War as a teenager, is head of the Armed Forces and attaches great importance to the poignant service and to commemorating the sacrifices made by fallen servicemen and women.

She was already confirmed to be missing the annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday evening.

In the middle of October the Queen spent a night in hospital following admission for precautionary tests.

Her Majesty will be on hand to honour Britain’s forces


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Buckingham Palace announced the 95-year-old monarch underwent “preliminary investigations” after cancelling a planned trip to Northern Ireland.

A Palace spokesperson said: “Following medical advice to rest for a few days, The Queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today, and remains in good spirits.”

The Queen went on to recover at Windsor Castle where she has spent most of the last 18 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Her Majesty was forced to miss a scheduled speech at the beginning of the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow.

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