Queen Elizabeth made a major decision when she pulled out of her attendance at the State Opening of Parliament and ordered her son Prince Charles and grandson Prince William to attend on her behalf. Some experts allegedly believed that it was a "cunning masterplan."
Queen Elizabeth Allegedly Planned To Send Prince Charles To The State Opening Of Parliament
Last week, the 96-year-old British royal announced a day before the State Opening of Parliament that she couldn't attend due to mobility issues. So, she sent Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince William to attend on her behalf. She also ordered the heir apparent to read her message to the event.
According to royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah, the move could be part of the Queen's master plan. It was reportedly a symbol of gradually shifting power to the heir apparent.
"Prince Charles’s substitute appearance at the Queen’s Speech was part of a careful dance choreographed by the monarch herself. The events on Tuesday were planned by the Queen, Charles, and their aides to ‘soften the edges of transition," she wrote in an article for The Times, Geo.TV reported.
"Having her heir read it was a very conscious decision by her. It plays to that point about cementing in people’s minds that his role is coming, be in no doubt."
Daniela Elser echoed the same sentiment. She agreed that it was a "clever move" if the Queen indeed planned the Prince of Wales' substitution for the event.
"If the crafty Queen did in fact plan to have Charles sub in for her, even though she potentially could have physically been up to it, then kudos," Elser said.
"It was a clever and necessary move. Any moves the Queen, and Charles, can make right now to try and smooth the way for him would make perfect sense."
What Did Queen Elizabeth Do After Skipping The Opening Of Parliament
The Queen had canceled her attendance at several major events this year, including the Commonwealth Day service in March. However, her absence from the State Opening of Parliament raised eyebrows as it was the first time she had skipped the event in 60 years.
The Queen sparked health concerns for skipping the event. However, just days after the opening of Parliament, Her Majesty made a public engagement.
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at the Windsor Horse Show Friday after the palace confirmed she has "episodic mobility problems." She made another public engagement on Sunday when she attended the A Gallop Through History.
Comedian Omid Djalili joked about the monarch's absence at the opening of Parliament when he took the stage at the event Sunday evening.
"Your Royal Highness, on behalf of everyone here, we would like to thank you, very humbly, for picking us over the State Opening of Parliament," he said, People reported. "You did the right thing, and I won £5 in a bet with my local kebab shop owner in Ipswich."
The joke raised eyebrows, but the Queen ignored the shade. Instead, she smiled and waved her hand in response to Djalili.
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