Queen Elizabeth sparked health concerns when she canceled her engagement at the opening of Parliament. However, she looked happy in her recent public sighting.
Queen Elizabeth All Smiles In Recent Public Sighting After Skipping Opening Of Parliament
Queen Elizabeth, 96, has been limiting her public engagements. In fact, on Monday, she canceled her attendance at the State Opening of Parliament the following day. It was the first time she had decided to skip the event in six decades.
The Queen's absence sparked various rumors about her health. However, she debunked the speculations that she was sick when she attended the second day of The Royal Windsor Horse Show Friday.
Her Majesty was being driven to the arena before the event began. She rolled down the window of her car and was seen smiling while in the passenger seat, Express reported.
The Queen loves horses, and the Windsor Horse Show is her favorite event of the year, according to the outlet. The event was held at the Copper Horse Arena, just a short distance from Windsor Castle.
Queen Elizabeth was reportedly there to watch her pony Balmora Leia compete in the Horse & Hound Mountains and Hand event at 10:30 a.m.
The Queen has been a constant presence at the annual event. The competition was founded in 1943 as a wartime fundraising event.
Prince Charles' mother reportedly skipped the first day of the show Thursday but visited her horses privately. She reportedly spent 20 minutes with her animals away from the public eyes.
Queen Elizabeth Sparks Health Concerns After Skipping Numerous Events, Royal Fans Fear She Might Skip Balcony Appearance
Queen Elizabeth has mobility problems, and Buckingham Palace announced it was the reason she had to cancel some of her engagements. Due to the monarch's health issues, many royal fans fear that she might skip the annual balcony appearance.
The Queen is expected to be on the balcony with the working royals on Trooping the Colour. However, according to various sources, she couldn't stand for long and doesn't want to be photographed in a wheelchair.
Several netizens urged Queen Elizabeth just to use a wheelchair if needed to ensure her attendance at Trooping the Colour. Their only concern is to see Her Majesty at the event.
"I'd rather see Her Majesty in a wheelchair than not at all," David from Vancouver said, per Express.
"[It] would be weird if the Queen wasn't on the balcony to celebrate her Platinum. Use a wheelchair, Ma’am," another added.
"If the main problem is Her Majesty’s mobility and length of time standing issue, could a podium for the Queen's wheelchair not be erected on the balcony?" another suggested. "The chair would be mainly out of sight of anyone looking up, but would ease the Queen's discomfort."
Will Queen Elizabeth make a balcony appearance on Trooping the Colour? What do you think?