La regina, 96, 'will miss the State Opening of Parliament tomorrow'

La regina, 96, will MISS State Opening of Parliament: Prince Charles will stand in for his mother tomorrow as she misses symbolic speech for the first time in 59 years due to mobility issues

  • Sua Maestà, 96, will not attend due to ongoing battle with mobility problems
  • Contingency plans had been in place that included a ‘discreet wheelchair route
  • But the Queen will miss the event for only the third time in her 70-year reign
  • It is understood Prince Charles, joined by Camilla, is now set to stand in for her
  • La regina will miss the State Opening of Parliament tomorrow due to mobility issues – con Principe Carlo set to stand in for her.

    Sua Maestà, who has been battling mobility problems for several months, has made the decision not to attend for only the third time in her 70-year reign.

    Buckingham Palace had been set to wait until Tuesday morning to make a final decision, with aides having prepared contingency plans that included a ‘discreet wheelchair route’, but it is understood she will not attend due to difficulties walking.

    The Queen pictured as she gave the 2021 Queen's Speechb in the House of Lords in May last year

    The Queen pictured as she gave the 2021 Queen’s Speechb in the House of Lords in May last year

    Anziché, Prince Charles is set to stand in following discussions between the Queen and her aides.

    It is the first time Her Majesty has missed the opening of Parliament for 59 anni.

    And she has only missed the event twice in her entire reign – nel 1959 e 1963 when pregnant.

    On those occasions her speech, setting out the government’s legislative plans for the coming year, was read by the Lord Chancellor, Viscount Kilmuir.

    MailOnline understands the Queen had been intending to appearbut Parliamentary officials were braced for a late withdrawal this evening.

    It comes days after an announcement that she will not attend any of the summer’s Buckingham Palace garden parties.

    Camilla, 74, will join her husband Charles inside the Houses of Parliament, [object Window].