Unwell Queen cancels morning engagement

Lawrence Kim
June 28, 2018

The Queen has been forced to cancel an engagement at St Paul's Cathedral in London today because she is feeling ill.

The scheduled event is a service marking the 200th Anniversary of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, 92, is feeling unwell and will not attend a special service on Thursday at St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace said.

The Queen has been fulfilling a number of royal duties in the past few weeks, including Royal Ascot and The Queen's Young Leaders Awards earlier this week, where she was joined by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The palace confirmed The Duke of Kent, Prince Edward, will go in her place.

In 2016, she missed the annual Christmas service she usually attends with her family on her estate in Sandringham, eastern England, due to a heavy cold.

The Order consists of the Sovereign, Grand Master (Duke of Kent), 125 Knights and Dames Grand Cross, 375 Knights and Dames Commander and 1,750 Companions.

According to The Telegraph, there was no doctor called and The Queen still intends to travel as planned to Windsor this afternoon ahead of a busy calendar of engagements in Scotland next week.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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