Royals lead Jubilee celebrations as Queen misses Derby

The Buckingham Palace said the the 96-year-old has pulled out of the Epsom Derby and will instead watch it on TV from Windsor, reports Asian Lite News

The Royal Family will attend Platinum Jubilee celebrations across the UK later – although the Queen Elizabeth II will miss her second event of the weekend, the BBC reported.

(Credit: The Royal Family)

The Buckingham Palace said the the 96-year-old has pulled out of the Epsom Derby and will instead watch it on TV from Windsor.

The third day of the celebrations will also see tributes from the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge at an open-air concert on Saturday evening.

William will also visit Cardiff, while Prince Edward is in Northern Ireland.

According to BBC report, the Queen has been experiencing mobility problems in recent months and the palace had warned in advance that the monarch would consider which Jubilee events she felt able to attend.

She had earlier pulled out of Friday’s Jubilee thanksgiving service after experiencing “discomfort” during Thursday’s events.

She had been due to attend Saturday’s iconic horse race, but her daughter, the Princess Royal, is expected to officially represent the monarch instead.

Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are heading to Cardiff to meet the performers and crew behind a Jubilee concert at Cardiff Castle, which is separate to Saturday evening’s concert in London.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. (Credit: The Royal Family)

At the same time, the Earl and Countess of Wessex will carry out two engagements in Northern Ireland. Prince Edward – the Queen’s youngest son – and his wife Sophie will meet children taking part in multicultural street performances, join in with art and craft sessions, and speak to people sharing their personal memories of meeting the Queen, the BBC reported.

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