United Kingdom: Queen Elizabeth II looks smiling and wandless weeks after her birthday as king

Queen Elizabeth II was at her best on Thursday, flashing a big smile and posing without a wand, as she greeted her arrival windsor castle to the Swiss president, who provided security about the state of his health as a celebration scheduled in June for the approach of his 70-year rule.

The king, who celebrated his 96th birthday last week in private, posed for photographers with President Ignazi Cassis and his wife at Windsor Castle, located about 40 kilometers from Londonwhere he has lived since the pandemic.

Dressed in a blue and gray silk skirt with a floral print, she lacked the wand she had used several times in the past few weeks.


The long-awaited four-day celebration is planned for early June to celebrate their “platinum jubilee”. He himself admitted in mid-February that he was “unmovable”, baring his left leg at a hearing in Windsor.

Since the brief hospitalization in October, sightings Isabel II they became very rare, although he continued to do “light duty”, most often via video conferencing.

On March 29, she attended a religious ceremony at Westminster Abbey in honor of her husband, Prince Philip, who died last year. It was his first major public appearance in months.

According to him Buckingham Palacethe ruler hopes to attend the opening ceremony of the British Parliament on May 10, an annual appointment he has only missed twice in his 70-year reign.


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