TV favorite Christopher Biggins said he understands Her Majesty is largely confined to a wheelchair and that ‘she doesn’t want to be seen, she’s very proud’
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The Queen is now ‘largely confined’ to using a wheelchair, it has been claimed.
The 95-year-old monarch carried out two virtual audiences from Windsor Castle today as Christopher Biggins said he understands Her Majesty is largely confined to a wheelchair.
The Queen welcomed the Ambassador of Qatar and the Ambassador of Poland via video link today.
The diplomats, who were at Buckingham Palace, presented the letters of recall of their predecessors and their own credentials at the audiences on Tuesday.
Speaking on GB News yesterday morning, the actor, who has long been friends with many members of the Royal Family, said: “I have heard that the reason she’s not doing a lot of the events that she should be doing and canceling them is because she is in a wheelchair.
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“She doesn’t want to be seen, she’s very proud. She she’s our greatest ever monarch. It’s so very sad and I hope she is able to make her di lei anniversary celebrations. “
His comments were made while speaking with Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster.
Asked by Eamonn about comparisons with the Queen’s late sister Margaret, whose appearance in a wheelchair at the Queen Mother’s 101st birthday shocked the public, he claimed it was “embarrassing” for her.
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Royal aides are reportedly anxious for the Queen not to replicate her sister Princess Margaret who was seen in public in a wheelchair, six months before passed away.
A palace source said: “It’s a haunting image and not one the Queen remembers fondly,”
William Tallon, the Queen Mother’s page, then pushed Margaret in front of the waiting media in a wheelchair.
Margaret was known for glamorous good looks that had lasted well into middle age. The world had never seen her like this.
A source who remembers the occasion told the Daily Mail: “The optics were terrible. It was supposed to be about the Queen Mother but all anyone saw was a sadly declining Princess Margaret.”
Last week, the head of state missed the Commonwealth Day service at the Abbey, a decision understood to be related to her comfort rather than a specific illness.
But she has continued with light duties including some face-to-face audiences.
Today, the Queen was onscreen and seen smiling and wearing a regal purple day dress.
She welcomed the Ambassador of Qatar Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, who was joined by Sheikha Raya Khalifa Abdulla Khalifa Al Khalifa.
The monarch also received Polish diplomat Professor Piotr Wilczek.
In just a week’s time, the Queen is hoping to attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey.
Large numbers of the royal family are set to gather next Tuesday, alongside Philip’s friends, colleagues, representatives of organizations he supported and foreign royals to pay tribute to the 99-year-old duke who died in April last year.