Royal experts fear the Queen, 95, won't attend Philip's memorial

Royal experts have shared that the Queen's attendance at Prince Philip's memorial hangs 'in the balance' as numerous European monarchs have confirmed they will be there to remember the Duke of Edinburgh.

As the Duke's funeral was held in April last year at Windsor Castle during a time when pandemic rules meant only 30 people could attend, the memorial provides a chance for more friends and dignitaries to mark his lifetime of duty.

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Royal experts have shared their fears that the Queen won't be able to make Prince Philip's memorial on March 29. Photo: Getty

The Kings and Queens of The Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium and Spain are among those who will be attending.

Now, it's been revealed the Queen may not be able to attend with True Royalty TV's Russell Myers telling The Royal Beat, "You have to be realistic. [She is] just weeks away from 96, she has accepted her own limitations. She's having issues moving around, [and is] described by people at the Palace as having good days and less good days…"


"I don't think we'll ever see her step back, but we probably will see her less and less," they continued. "Will she make Prince Philip's memorial service in a few days? That's in the balance."

Alan Jones, Royal Correspondent for the UK's Press Association news agency said, "The Queen obviously wanted to be at the Commonwealth Service… but she's got mobility issues. The word we've been guided to use is the Queen's comfort [is the priority]."

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A royal insider has said the Queen is "having issues moving around", which is to be expected given she is weeks away from turning 96. Photo: Getty

While she "still hopes" to attend the service, she may not be mobile enough to do so, according to The Daily Mail.

The publication reports Her Majesty has ruled out using a wheelchair at this stage and remains determined to walk for as long as possible.

The Queen, who turns 96 next month, has recently recovered from Covid and has been walking around Windsor Castle without a walking stick.

However, her mobility issues were the reason she 'regretfully' decided to pull out of the annual Commonwealth Service on Friday.

It comes following reports by The Sun on Sunday that Buckingham Palace is planning a 'military-style' operation to get the Queen to the memorial service, while keeping her out of sight from paparazzi.

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