Queen Isabell II’s apparition occurred on Sunday (15/5/2022), a few days after resigning from chairing the opening session of parliament due to health problems.
A passionate horse lover, the 96-year-old monarch came on foot with the aid of a cane to witness the show, which was attended by 500 horses and 1,300 artists.
The queen’s health has been a concern since last October, her doctors ordered her to rest and it was discovered she had been admitted to hospital one night to undergo “tests” of an unspecified nature.
Since then, growing mobility issues have seen him cancel his attendance at important events, the most recent of which was his “speech to the throne”, which he only missed twice during his 70-year reign, the last in 1963.
For the first time, he was succeeded in this important institutional act by Prince Charles, his 73-year-old heir, an important step in the progressive transition of the monarchy’s functioning.
Horse show commentator Omid Djalili jokingly thanked the authorities for choosing this event, instead of opening a parliamentary session, for his first public appearance since March 29.
The show, held on Sunday evening, is part of the Windsor Horse Show, the prestigious equestrian competition the queen has visited on Friday, and anticipates major Jubilee celebrations during her seven decades of reign, from June 2 to 5, around the world. English. (AFP).
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