he Queen will not attend Friday’s Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving after she pulled out of for mobility reasons.
Her Majesty had dearly hoped to be at the service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday morning, but she experienced “discomfort” during Thursday’s celebrations.
The decision was made with “great reluctance” after considering the “journey and activity required”, Buckingham Palace said.
The service at St Paul’s in central London will give thanks for the Queen’s seven decades as monarch.
Senior royals including the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will all attend, with Prince Charles officially representing the Queen.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who have flown over from California – are also expected to join. It will be Prince Harry and Meghan’s first royal event together since leaving the UK two years ago. However Prince Andrew, who had been due to attend, will not after testing positive for Covid.