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The Queen has been cancelling events and running a short schedule because she is using a wheelchair, according to an actor friend of the Royal Family.
Reports suggest that the Queen does not want to be seen in a wheelchair and has allegedly prompted Buckingham Palace officials to find a way of getting into Westminster Abbey for late husband Prince Philip’s memorial service without being seen.
Her Majesty, 95, has recently recovered from Covid, which Prince Charles and Camilla also tested positive for.
However, it is believed the Queen has been struggling with mobility issues for months, according to palace sources to the Mirror.
Actor Christopher Biggins, who has long been friends with members of the Royal Family, has revealed the Queen is using a wheelchair and is the reason why her diary has seen event cancellations.
Speaking on GB News this morning, Mr Biggins said: “I have heard that the reason she’s not doing a lot of the events that she should be doing and cancelling them is because she is in a wheelchair.
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“She doesn’t want to be seen, she’s very proud. She’s our greatest ever monarch. It’s so very sad and I hope she is able to make her anniversary celebrations.”
The actor’s comments come after Her Majesty has allegedly had a £20,000 wheelchair-friendly lift fitted into Craigowan Lodge, located on Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire, according to sources speaking to the Sun.
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The Queen is expected to attend Phillip’s memorial on March 29 but sources suggest a special military-style operation will take place to get her there from Windsor Castle.
According to the Sun, palace officials will attempt to try and stop photographers getting a picture of the Queen by using six-foot privacy screens or a football-style tunnel to protect her privacy.
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As well as measures to stop photographers, the Queen is speculated to be flown by helicopter from Windsor Castle to Buckingham Place before making a short journey to the Abbey.
The last royal pictured in a wheelchair was the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret, who was seen in a wheelchair during 2001 before sadly passing away the following year.
Buckingham Palace has been contacted for comment.
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