Queen Elizabeth II Shares Touching Tribute To Late Husband Prince Philip On The One Year Anniversary Of His Death As Concerns For Her Health Continue
Queen Elizabeth II has shared a touching tribute in her late husband Prince Philip's memory less than two weeks after attending his memorial.
The highly anticipated service was the first time the Queen had been to a public event outside of a royal residence since last October.
"Remembering His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on the first anniversary of his death," the Royal Family's official twitter account captioned the video.
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The photo montage showcased snapshots of Philip throughout his eventful life from his childhood to his time in the Navy and beyond as a reading of the poem “The Patriarchs – An Elegy” by Simon Armitage played in the background.
Along with pictures of Philip spending time with his children and grandchildren were several tender moments between him and the Queen that spanned from their younger years to shortly before the Duke's death.
As OK! previously reported, although the Queen was able to make it to her late husband's memorial, she has decided not to attend the Royal Maundy service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor next week.
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Royal Maundy is a religious holiday held on the Thursday before Good Friday. According to tradition, the Queen would distribute Maundy money to those at the service, but a monarch has not attended Royal Maundy since 2019. The services in 2020 and 2021 were both cancelled because of concerns connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Parker-Bowels be now be attending the event in her place.
This latest cancellation has renewed concerns for the Queen's declining health as reports that she is "frail", has difficulty walking and is unable to walk her beloved Corgis continue to surface. The 95-year-old has battled numerous health struggles since last October from a sprained back to testing positive for COVID.
"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 Christopher Biggins explained in a television interview. “She doesn’t want to be seen, she’s very proud ... She’s our greatest ever monarch."