Jubilee could be Queen’s ‘last public appearance in sad royal truth,’ – expert

The Queen's appearance during the final day of Platinum Jubilee celebrations could be the last time we see Her Majesty, an expert has claimed.

The 96-year-old Royal missed out on several key events during the four-day-long celebrations due to issues with her health.

And now Royal commentator Daniela Elser has claimed that her appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony on Sunday (June 5) could very well be the last time we see her.

Writing for news.com.au, she said: “With the bunting coming down and the carriage horses safely tucked up back in the Royal Mews, if you tot up her three short turns on the Palace balcony and her appearance in the Windsor Castle quadrangle to light a Jubilee beacon on Thursday night, Her Majesty appeared in public for the grand total of 27 minutes during the entire Jubilee . . . we saw the Queen for less than half an hour.

“I would be so happy at this point to be able to say the reason why was because, in a fit of wonderful obstinacy, she refused to leave her sofa because she wanted to catch up on Succession or that after 70 years in the job she had simply had enough of the waving game and wanted nothing more than to do her Sudoku with a large gin in peace.

“But we all know that’s sadly not true.

“When the Royal Standard was hoisted midway through the pageant (on Sunday) though, the jig was up with a final mooted appearance on the balcony alongside Charles and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the Cambridges and their three children, clearly about to come to pass.

  • Prince George showed 'first shoots of leadership' at Platinum Jubilee, says expert

“When Her Majesty, dressed in green Stuart Parvin, gingerly and slowly made her way out to greet the masses, it was only for about three minutes.

“As she made her way back inside, the inescapable question was: Will we ever see Her Majesty appear on that most iconic of balconies again?

“Because while the Jubilee was very much a joyful, rollicking bash and a touching tribute to a woman who is nearly universally adored, it was also an obvious book ending of her reign with an unmistakable poignancy to proceedings.”

The Queen was beset with mobility issues throughout the entirety of the celebratory period.

And what few appearances she did make, she was seen clutching a walking stick to aide her.

The Daily Star has reached out to Buckingham Palace for a comment.

To get more royal stories from Daily Star delivered straight to your inbox sign up to one of our free newsletters here.

Source: Read Full Article