Queen Elizabeth will appear in public for the first time after a hospital stay

Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom will attend the Memorial Day service at the Cenotaph in London on Sunday, her first in-person public engagement since she was advised to rest after a night in hospital last month.

The world’s oldest and longest-serving monarch went to a hospital for “preparatory investigations” into an unspecified illness, and has since missed events such as the COP26 climate conference and a festival to remember the nation’s war dead on Saturday evening.

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While the queen was photographed greeting dignitaries online, the palace said the 95-year-old is determined to appear in person at the Cenotaph, where members of the royal family join leading members of the government, military and veterans to remember those lost. their lives in conflict.

Held on the Sunday closest to November 11 to commemorate the end of World War I, the Queen’s view at the annual event is one of the defining images of her 69-year reign: head bowed, dressed in black and showing red poppy. .

On Sunday she will watch the service from the balcony of the Foreign Office in central London while her son and heir to the throne Prince Charles lays a wreath for her.

Elizabeth, who is queen of 15 other kingdoms including Australia, Canada and New Zealand, will appear at the event for the first time since her husband of more than seven decades, Prince Philip, died earlier this year.

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