Queen Elizabeth II was seen utilizing a strolling stick at a serious public occasion for the primary time Tuesday, when she attended a Westminster Abbey service marking the centenary of the Royal British Legion, an armed forces charity.
The 95-year-old monarch was photographed utilizing a cane 2003, though that was after she underwent knee surgical procedure.
The queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, handed her the mobility gadget after they each stepped out of a limousine for the service in central London. The queen, who wore a royal blue wool coat with an identical hat, smiled and appeared to maneuver freely as she walked to her seat within the church.
She entered the abbey by means of the Poet’s Yard entrance as a substitute of the customary Nice West Door. Buckingham Palace declined to remark.
The queen and Anne joined a congregation that included serving army personnel, veterans and their households from the U.Okay. and Commonwealth international locations.
The service highlighted the work of the Royal British Legion, which was based in 1921 to look after service members and their households after World Struggle I.