UK’s Queen Elizabeth makes rare health revelation – Reuters

The monarch acknowledged a mobility issue during a conversation with official guests at Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth II made a rare admission about her health during an audience with outgoing and incoming defense service secretaries at Windsor Castle on Wednesday.

A short video released after the 95-year-old monarch met Rear Admiral James Macleod and Major General Eldon Millar showed the Queen leaning on a cane and welcoming her guests. Responding to visitors’ questions about how she felt, Elizabeth replied: “Well, as you can see, I can’t move,and pointed to his left leg.

According to British media, the Queen’s remark would have meant that she felt stiff rather than sick or hurt.

The audience with Macleod and Millar was the monarch’s first in-person engagement after a recent royal family Covid scare. A few days ago, his eldest son and heir, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla tested positive for coronavirus, shortly after seeing the Queen. Buckingham Palace declined to comment on Elizabeth’s own test results, saying simply that she had no symptoms.

Last year the Queen – who spent a night in hospital in October – limited her official workload for several weeks on the advice of her doctors. A back injury then forced her to miss Remembrance Sunday services in November.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the British throne. However, so far the historic event has been overshadowed by a series of scandals involving various members of the royal family, including a sexual abuse lawsuit against the monarch’s second son, Prince Andrew.

On Wednesday, just a day after the prince agreed to a settlement with his accuser, Virginia Giuffre, the Metropolitan Police announced they had opened an investigation into reports that one of Prince Charles’ charities had donated to a Saudi businessman honors and citizenship in exchange for donations. .

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