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Queen Elizabeth II hopes to attend a memorial service for Philip’s deceased husband

CAPTION: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom attends the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London, UK on March 9, 2020. REUTERS / Henry Nicholls / File Photo

March 24, 2022

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth hopes to attend a memorial service next week for her late husband, Prince Philip, a court official said on Thursday after the 95 – year – old king canceled a public appearance earlier this month.

The queen’s health has been at stake since she spent the night in hospital last October due to an unspecified illness and was instructed by her medical team to rest. In February, she received COVID-19 and developed mild cold symptoms.

Buckingham Palace released information on worship services at Westminster Abbey in London on Thursday, March 29, in thanks for Philip’s contribution to public life. He died at the age of 99 last April.

It had previously been expected that the queen would attend the ceremony. The note issued by her office on Thursday said members of the royal family would attend, but did not specify who.

Since testing positive for COVID-19, the Queen has taken on light responsibilities, including a hearing with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

However, she withdrew from the March 14 ceremony for the Commonwealth of 54 nations she represents. That decision was not related to any illness and was more about her convenience of getting to and from the service.

(Reports by Michael Holden and William James; Editing by Kate Holton)



Queen Elizabeth II hopes to attend a memorial service for Philip’s deceased husband

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