Queen to make first public appearance since health scare

The Queen has officially returned to Windsor Castle to participate in Remembrance Sunday.

Queen Elizabeth
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Queen Elizabeth

Last week the Queen took a trip to her country estate, Sandringham, after her medical advisers told her to stay out of action and get some rest. With their permission, she left for the estate on Thursday (4 November) and spent her days preparing for the Christmas celebrations she plans to host for the royal family.

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After staying there for 6 days, she finally returned back to Windsor castle on 9 November to take part in the annual Remembrance Sunday service that will happen on Sunday.

This will be the first in-person public appearance she will make since 19 October.

Public appearance

Given that the Queen is commander in chief of the Armed Forces, a royal source told Mirror that she was adamant on being present for this year’s ceremony. They said:

Her Majesty is determined to make the Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the Cenotaph this week, a date that is cemented in her diary.
It will be a huge boost for both herself and the veterans for the Queen to make the event.

The remembrance commemorations will be held at the Cenotaph in London and the Queen will be watching from a balcony. She has, however, decided not to attend the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday because of its duration.

What is Remembrance Sunday?

Every year, the United Kingdom remembers servicemen and women who lost their lives fighting for the country in World War I, II, along with other conflicts. As tribute, the whole country participates in a two-minute silence at 11 am on the second Sunday of November.

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