Queen Elizabeth II To Skip Highland Games Event In Scotland

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will skip the Braemar Gathering, a well-liked Highland Games occasion, as she struggles with points getting round.

The 96-year-old monarch beforehand determined to formally appoint Britain’s new prime minister on Tuesday at Balmoral Fortress in Scotland, the place she is vacationing, reasonably than return to London for the standard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Her eldest son and inheritor Prince Charles, who usually accompanies the monarch to the gathering, will attend.

British media reported Friday that the choice was made for the consolation of the monarch, who has struggled with what the palace describes as “mobility issues” since final 12 months.

Elizabeth has spent a lot of the previous two years at Windsor Fortress, west of London, the place she took refuge throughout the pandemic.

She has saved working all through this era, though most of her duties have been carried out nearly, together with conferences with ambassadors, well being staff and schoolchildren.