Queen Elizabeth II to miss Sunday's Easter service at Windsor: Report
- According to a source of the royal family, Queen Elizabeth II will not be attending this year’s Easter Sunday service
- Recently, the 95-year-old Queen has missed out on some public events
- For the first time in over 50 years, she did not attend Thursday's Maundy Service
While other members of the royal family will be in attendance on Sunday, the British monarch will sit out the event.
The news comes days after an announcement revealed that she would not be present at Thursday's annual Maundy Service- the first time in over 50 years.
As of late, the 95-year-old Queen has missed out on some public events. Although she is said to be in good health, she has been experiencing a few mobility issues that have led her to delegate her public appearances to other royals.
Earlier in February, Buckingham Palace revealed in a statement that the Queen had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and suffered mild symptoms that resembled the common cold. Despite testing positive for the virus, she continued important duties at Windsor Castle.
Just last week, the Queen shared that the illness left her “very tired and exhausted.”
In a video message to patients and staff at a hospital in east London, she told a former COVID-19 patient: "I'm glad that you're getting better ... It does leave one very tired and exhausted, doesn't it? This horrible pandemic. It's not a nice result."
While the Queen joined other royal members and dignitaries in March for a memorial service held for her late spouse, Prince Philip, she did miss the annual Maundy Service, an important pre-Easter event in the royal calendar, on Thursday.
Her absence from this year’s Maundy Service marks the first time since 1970 that she did not attend the event. Back then, Prince Charles took her place and gave away special coins to community stalwarts. The number of recipients of the coins signifies the number of years that the Queen has been alive. This year, the recipients included 96 men and 96 women.