Sad detail revealed as Prince Charles takes on Queen's duty

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Prince Charles has attended the State Opening of Parliament, taking over his mother’s royal duties after Buckingham Palace announced she was too unwell to attend.

The palace released a statement on Tuesday stating that Queen Elizabeth II was suffering from ongoing mobility problems and that her son would fill in on her behalf.

Prince Charles, Prince William and Camilla walk into Parliament behind The Queen's crown.
Prince Charles was supported by son Prince William and wife Camilla. Photo: Getty

For the first time in history, Charles delivered the Queen’s Speech with some royal commentators remarking that it’s a glimpse into what he will look like as the King.

In an emotional moment, Charles avoided sitting on his mother’s throne, choosing to sit beside her crown instead.

He was supported by wife Camilla and his son, Prince William, who made his first ever appearance at the ceremony.


Prince Charles sits in a consort chair next to the Queen's crown, reading her speech at the opening of Parliament.
Prince Charles sat in a consort chair instead of his mother's throne. Photo: Getty

The Queen hasn’t missed this important royal event in 59 years, with fears that she will now miss other important events coming up, with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee starting on June 2.

The 96-year-old monarch has recently been seen attending events with a walking stick due to her mobility issues.

For the celebration, there are four days of events planned including a church service at St Paul’s Cathedral, Trooping the Colour and a pageant through London.

Queen Elizabeth II wearing a green outfit and green hat, and glasses.
Queen Elizabeth II is facing health issues. Photo: Getty

A spokesperson confirmed that the Queen will decide closer to the time which events she will be attending, and this may not be announced until the day itself.

“The Queen is looking forward to the weekend and will be taking part in the celebrations but her presence will not be confirmed until much nearer the time or even on the day itself.”

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