The Queen will not be making an look at this yr’s Commonwealth Video games, as an alternative sending Kate Middleton and Prince William in her place.
The Queen has pulled out of her look at this yr’s Commonwealth Video games, which run from 28 July to eight August, attributable to her episodic mobility points (opens in new tab), royal sources have confirmed. In her place, different members of household will probably be attending to point out their assist.
Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester will go to the sporting venues, attend a spread of fixtures, and meet athletes, volunteers and assist employees serving to on the occasion.
The royals can even attend occasions and engagements celebrating the Video games, such because the opening and shutting ceremonies, and pre-ceremony receptions.
The Commonwealth Video games is a global sporting occasion involving varied completely different sports activities and sees athletes from the Commonwealth nations go head-to-head in all kinds of sports activities from badminton, seaside volleyball and boxing to garden bowls, cricket and squash. The occasion takes place each 4 years and this yr will probably be held in Birmingham.
Though the Queen will probably be absent from the sporting occasion, she will probably be current in one other kind. In October final yr, The Queen wrote and positioned an as-yet-unread message in a baton through the Queen’s Baton Relay occasion. The notice is predicted to be revealed and browse aloud on the launch of the video games on July 22 as a part of Prince Charles’ speech.
Taking to the Royal Household’s official Instagram web page, the Queen shared a uncommon clip of her signing her the message. The caption learn, “The Queen signing her message to the Commonwealth, which will probably be learn on the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham subsequent yr. At present, the message was positioned inside The Queen’s Baton earlier than it started its journey to Birmingham through 72 Commonwealth territories and nations, connecting communities over 90,000 miles.”
The Queen has sparked a couple of well being considerations all through latest months. Her mobility points have prompted her to skip some royal engagements, and adjustments have been made to her transport to make sure optimum consolation throughout royal engagements.