Prince Charles will place a wreath at the tombstone on behalf of the queen, as in previous years.
Buckingham Palace confirmed Thursday that the 95-year-old monarch was good enough to attend the ceremony to remember those who died in conflict.
Queen Elizabeth’s decision to retire from Sunday Memorial Day service after a twist of her back is not related to her doctor’s recent advice to rest, according to a royal source.
The weather is unfortunate and no one regrets the queen’s absence today more deeply than the monarch himself, the royal source told CNN.
The Queen is deeply disappointed to miss the engagement, which she considers one of the most significant engagements of the year, and hopes to continue as planned with her schedule of light official duties next week, the royal source adds.