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Queen Uses Buggy To Visit Chelsea Flower Show

Queen Uses Buggy To Visit Chelsea Flower Show

It marks the first time the monarch has used a buggy at an official event in nearly a decade

The Queen was seen using a buggy at a public event after she was revealed to be suffering from mobility issues.

A video taken by Sky News shows the 96-year-old monarch as she's driven around the Chelsea Flower Show in London before it's open to the public tomorrow (24 May).

It it believed to mark the first time the Queen has used a buggy at an official event in nearly ten years.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “Adjustments have been made for the Queen’s comfort," as she was shown around the various arrangements set up to celebrate her 70-year reign.

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The news arrives shortly after Her Majesty had to pull out of her famous speech on the advice of her doctors, leaving Prince Charles to step in and take on the royal duty.

The decision to step aside was taken once again due to her mobility issues, which are said to be a continuation of the problems she has suffered since last autumn.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "The Queen continues to experience episodic mobility problems, and in consultation with her doctors has reluctantly decided that she will not attend the State Opening of Parliament tomorrow.

"At Her Majesty's request, and with the agreement of the relevant authorities, The Prince of Wales will read The Queen's Speech on Her Majesty's behalf, with The Duke of Cambridge also in attendance."

The Queen last missed a state opening of parliament in 1959 and 1963, when she was pregnant with Prince Andrew and then Prince Edward, when her speech was read by the Lord Chancellor.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Royal Family, The Queen, UK News