Queen misses Commonwe alth Games: Charles and Camilla step in

Queen misses Commonwe alth Games: Charles and Camilla step in
Queen misses Commonwe alth Games: Charles and Camilla step in

Queen Elizabeth II will not be attending the opening ceremony of the Commonwe alth Games in Birmingham next week. Once again, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla will represent the monarch, who is Patron of the Commonwe alth Games Federation. This was announced on Friday, among other things, on Instagram.

The post also states that in addition to Charles and Camilla, other members of the British royal family will be present at the spectacle. The Commonwe alth Games take place every four years and bring together 4,600 athletes from a total of 72 nations and countries. The event starts on July 27th and ends on August 8th. According to the Daily Mail, Prince Edward will give the speech at the closing ceremony.

According to another report, Prince William and his wife Duchess Kate will attend the event, possibly with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Prince Edward's wife Sophie and Princess Anne are also said to be present at the games.

Queen rests in Scotland

The Queen is expected to remain at her Scottish residence, Balmoral, during the Games, where she traditionally spends her summer holidays. The 96-year-old is said to have arrived there on Thursday.

In October 2021, the Queen gave the starting signal for the 2022 Commonwe alth Games in Birmingham. The monarch traditionally handed over the baton for the international relay on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London. He was thus sent on a journey through all participating nations of the sporting event. There is a message from the Queen on the staff.

In recent months, the Queen, who has just celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, has had to cancel a number of appointments due to mobility issues. It has recently been suggested that the Queen may not be attending the Commonwe alth Games due to the strenuous journey from Scotland to Birmingham.

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