Palace Launches Operation to Get to Queen to St. Paul’s For Platinum Jubilee Service
The Queen will reportedly travel by car instead of the usual ceremonial coach to the national service of thanksgiving held in honor of the Platinum Jubilee. As a result of her age-inflicted mobility issues, Her Majesty will be using a shortcut to get to her seat to ensure that she is comfortable.
Queen Elizabeth to Attend Platinum Jubilee Service After Skipping Public Engagements Due to Limited Mobility
Since late last year, Queen Elizabeth has barely been seen in public, though she has continued to carry out her royal duties by holding virtual audiences or through meetings set up at the Palace.
On Friday, June 3, St. Paul’s cathedral will host the service celebrating the 70-year-reign of the Queen, who is still the Head of State in several countries.
Her Majesty will not be arriving for the service by the Great West Door, which can only be achieved by a flight of steps, but through another entrance.
The changes are noticeably similar to the ones undertaken on March 29 in order to get the monarch to attend her late husband’s memorial service in person. She arrived for the service through a door that shortened her distance to her seat.
Due to the Queen’s advanced age, making her as comfortable as possible is crucial and, according to a source, necessary. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “As you might expect, some adjustments have been made for the Queen’s comfort.
“There will be no ceremonial journey to St Paul’s and Her Majesty is expected to arrive at a different entrance than on previous occasions.”
Many members of the Royal Family will join the Queen for the service. This particular service will see the Great Paul, one of the country’s largest bells, rung for the first time at a royal occasion.
The service will include a new anthem by Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music, that uses words from the third Chapter of the Book of Proverbs.
There will be Bible readings, hymns and prayers to express gratitude for the Queen’s long and successful reign, for her faith and service to her country and people.
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