Is the Queen ill? Balmoral Castle welcome event cancelled

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The Queen has an annual summer break at the royal residence in Scotland and is usually joined by other members of the Royal Family as well

worry about Queen Elizabeth II’s Health were sparked after the 96-year-old monarch canceled her traditional Balmoral welcoming ceremony in favor of a “small, private event”.

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That’s all you need to know.

Which event did she cancel and why?

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At the traditional Balmoral welcoming ceremony, the Queen usually greets well-wishers at the gates of the castle to mark the start of her summer break. During the welcoming ceremony, the Queen also inspects an honor guard formed by the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Every year, the Queen travels to the royal residence for a few months of relaxation. She has been at Balmoral since July and is expected to remain in Scotland until October.

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Other members of the royal family are also expected to join the Queen during her stay. She was joined last year by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Queen Elizabeth II during an inspection of Balaklava Company, 5 Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland just outside of Balmoral as they take up residence at the castle on 9th August 2021 in Ballater, Aberdeenshire. (Photo by Jane Barlow – WPA-Pool/Getty Images)

This year, however, the Queen has opted for a “small, private event” rather than the traditional public ceremony.

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A royal source reportedly shared this mirror: “The traditional reception at Balmoral is usually anchored in the Queen’s calendar and something Her Majesty really enjoys being able to greet local people traveling to her.

“It is a great disappointment that the ceremony will not take place in its traditional form.”

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In response to concerns about the Queen’s mobility issues, Buckingham Palace released a statement explaining that the change in plans was “consistent with adjusting Her Majesty’s schedule for her comfort”.

Where is Balmoral Castle?

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Balmoral Castle is a royal residence owned by Queen Elizabeth II and is situated in Aberdeenshire, near the village of Crathie.

Balmoral Castle is pictured near Ballater on March 30, 2022 (Photo by ANDREW MILLIGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Unlike the monarch’s official residences, Balmoral is private property, meaning it does not belong to the Crown.

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An illustration of the lock appears on the back of £100 notes issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

How is the Queen’s health?

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The Queen’s health has been a much-discussed topic after she postponed a series of engagements earlier this year following a positive Covid-19 diagnosis.

Buckingham Palace announced she had contracted the virus on Sunday February 20 after being in direct contact with her son and heir, the Prince of Wales, during the week he had the illness. was standing.

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Queen Elizabeth II smiles during a visit to the official opening of the new building at Thames Hospice on July 15, 2022 in Maidenhead, England. (Photo by Kirsty O’Connor-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

In a statement released at the time, Buckingham Palace said she was experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms”.

Shortly before she tested positive for Covid, the Queen was spotted carrying a walking stick during her first personal engagement in 2022, where she met with new Defense Services Major General Eldon Millar at Windsor Castle.

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In a video clip of the event, after asking how the Queen was, the general replied, “Well, as you can see, I can’t move,” pointing to her left leg.

Queen Elizabeth II with Rear Admiral James Macleod and Major General Eldon Millar (right) as she meets incoming and outgoing Defense Service Secretaries (Photo: PA)

Late last year she also spent a night in a London hospital for “preliminary checks”.

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At the time, a palace spokesman said: “Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the Queen went to hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary checks and returned to Windsor Castle at lunchtime [on Thursday]and stay in a good mood.”

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