Sunday Mar 20, 2022
Queen Elizabeth is reportedly finding it increasingly harder to walk or stand for extended periods of time, new royals reports have claimed just days after news that she will only undertake light duties now.
After the nearly 96-year-old monarch was forced to miss some of the biggest royal events in her calendar this year, veteran royal reporter Phil Dampier told The Telegraph: “It’s quite simple, really. She’s finding it extremely difficult to walk or stand for long periods.”
The comment comes weeks after reports of the Queen struggling with mobility started doing the rounds, with the monarch herself taking a quip at it during an engagement with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.
She also took a jibe at it while meeting some military visitors at Windsor Castle last month, telling them: “As you can see, I can’t move.”
Royal staff is said to be adjusting the Queen’s schedule so she can manage to attend her late husband Prince Philip’s upcoming memorial in April.
About her appearance at the memorial, Dampier commented: “She will make a huge effort to attend Prince Philip’s memorial, but they will have to make allowances for her – and no one will begrudge it. She’s nearly 96.”