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Queen Elizabeth II May Have To Miss Prince Philip's Memorial As Palace Staff's Worries For Ailing Royal's Health Continue

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Mar. 26 2022, Published 1:52 p.m. ET

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Queen Elizabeth II may have to skip her late husband Prince Philip's memorial, but the decision likely will not be made until just before the service.

The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 29, at Westminster Abbey and — despite being scaled back for COVID safety precautions — will host an array of key senior royals and others who were close to him in order to celebrate his life and "dedication to family, nation and Commonwealth."

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The Queen — rumored to be wheelchair-ridden and unable to walk her beloved Corgis any longer — also recently missed attending the Commonwealth Day ceremony because of concerns surrounding her "comfort."

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Now, palace staff members are scrambling to finds new ways to make the royal as comfortable as possible if she is to attend the memorial, devising plans that include a possible helicopter drop off and privacy screens for the ailing 95-year-old queen.

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As OK! previously reported, those close to the royal family believe the Queen may be hesitant to attend events because she has been confined to a wheelchair.

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“I have heard that the reason she’s not doing a lot of the events that she should be doing and cancelling them is because she is in a wheelchair," actor and friend Christopher Biggins explained on British television. “She doesn’t want to be seen, she’s very proud ... She’s our greatest ever monarch. It’s so very sad and I hope she is able to make her anniversary celebrations.”

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Despite the Queen's declining health, royal biographer Penny Jurur spoke highly of her continued energy and work ethic in light of the circumstances to DailyMail online. "The Queen is extraordinary. She has gone on with great vigor for years but we have to remember she is 95 and not superhuman."

"In other respects, she is on great form," Juror continued. "The Queen is fantastic on Zoom calls, but I think events where she is required to walk or go up any steps are not going to be feasible any more."

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