Queen Elizabeth II has sprained her back and will not attend the Remembrance Sunday service in central London to remember Britain’s war dead, Buckingham Palace said Sunday.
The queen decided “with great regret” that she cannot attend the service, and was “disappointed” to miss the event, officials in a statement. The service had been expected to be the 95-year-old monarch’s first public appearance after cancelling events in recent weeks on doctors’ advice.
“As in previous years, a wreath will be laid on Her Majesty’s behalf by The Prince of Wales,” the statement said. Other members of the royal family will be present as planned.