Queen Elizabeth II, 95, said she had difficulty moving during her first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 crisis. It came after a tumultuous week for the royal family with her son Prince Andrew settling his sex abuse case, The Independent reported.
Queen Elizabeth was seen walking with a walking stick during the official engagement at Windsor Castle. Then, pointing to her left foot or leg, she said, “Well, as you can see, I can’t move.”
Queen Elizabeth met at Windsor Castle with incoming Defence Secretary Major General Eldon Millar, and his predecessor, Rear Admiral James Macleod, the news reported. Moreover, Buckingham Palace declined to comment after the Queen’s statement.
According to the Independent, instead of being injured or ill, the Queen appeared stiff. Additionally, she was instructed to rest for more than three months and only perform light chores after spending a night in the hospital for preliminary examinations in October.
After the Queen’s COVID-19 scare six days earlier, the current in-person audience indicates that she may have avoided the coronavirus despite having come into contact with the Prince of Wales, who tested positive two days later. According to the Palace, Queen Elizabeth II has not been tested positive or negative, citing medical confidentiality. All they said was that she had not displayed any symptoms.
In accordance with current COVID protocols, the monarch has undergone daily lateral flow tests for the past seven days and has been closely monitored by her royal physicians.
As reported by iNews, the Queen will also attend a diplomatic reception in Windsor on March 2, a Commonwealth Ceremony at Westminster Abbey on March 14, and a memorial service at Westminster Abbey for the Duke of Edinburgh on March 29. Buckingham Palace kept her health issues, including the reason for her last hospitalization, under wraps, although they did hint she had missed the November Remembrance Sunday celebrations due to a “sprained back.”