Queen Elizabeth II of England will not deliver the traditional “throne speech” with which the new parliamentary session is inaugurated and which will take place this Tuesday.

Prince Charles will replace heras announced by Buckingham Palace, which alleges the “mobility problems” of the monarch.

“The queen continues to have episodic mobility problems and, after consultation with her doctors, has reluctantly decided not to attend the speech from the throne,” the British royal house said in a statement.

During his 70-year reign, The sovereign has only missed this almost annual appointment twice: In 1959 and 1963 when she was pregnant with Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, respectively.

This speech is one of the highlights of the British parliamentary agenda, it brings together the Commons and Lords – the lower and upper houses of the British Parliament – and takes place with great pomp and pageantry.

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The monarch’s health 96 yearsis a cause for concern since the doctors ordered him to rest in October and he was hospitalized one night to undergo “tests” whose nature was never specified.

Since then she has canceled her participation in prominent events and has been seen with a cane and difficulties to move in her few public appearances.


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