The Queen is replaced during the Royal Maundy Service by Prince Charles and Camilla, with Her Majesty also missing Easter Sunday

The Queen is replaced during the Royal Maundy Service by Prince Charles and Camilla, with Her Majesty also missing Easter Sunday

The Queen is replaced during the Royal Maundy Service by Prince Charles and Camilla, with Her Majesty also missing Easter Sunday
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After filling in for the Queen, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are attending a traditional Easter service this morning.

The couple went to Windsor Castle for the traditional Maundy Thursday ceremony at St George’s Chapel.

They were summoned today to represent Her Majesty after Buckingham Palace indicated she would be unable to attend.

According to advisors, the prince will instead fulfil the historic responsibility of presenting Maundy money to community stalwarts.

It’s the first time Charles has stepped in for the occasion, which is a big deal in the royal calendar.

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Her Majesty, who has been suffering from mobility concerns, determined last Friday that she would be unable to attend the ceremony.

It was also stated that she will not be attending the Easter Sunday service.

The king will not attend the Easter Mattins Service at St. George’s Chapel with members of the Royal Family.

It comes only weeks after she travelled to Westminster Abbey with other members of her family to commemorate husband Philip.

She has also been carrying out virtual events in addition to her usual responsibilities as head of state.

She was forced to leave last month’s Commonwealth Day celebration owing to “comfort” concerns.

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In her 70-year reign, the Queen has only sent a delegation to Maundy Thursday five times.

The last time she saw him was in 1970, when on tour in New Zealand.

Instead, the Queen Mother attended.

Over the previous six months, the monarch has been sighted using a walking staff.

“As you can see, I can’t move,” she told a visitor to Windsor Castle in February.

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She did, however, acquire a £62,000 golf buggy in March to enable her travel around and fulfil future appointments.

On March 29, she went unassisted to the Duke of Edinburgh’s monument.

Charles and Camilla were given traditional nosegays at today’s service.

In the past, the sweet-smelling flowers were utilised to mask undesirable odours throughout the event.

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