Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly canceled plans to attend the Braemar Gathering in Scotland on Saturday (03.09.22).
The 96-year-old monarch was due to attend the Highland Games event during her summer holiday at Balmoral, but now royal sources have suggested she has decided to pull out due to her mobility issues with Charles, Prince of Wales always expected to appear.
A palace insider told the Mirror: “The decision was made for the Queen’s comfort.”
It comes after it was confirmed that the Queen will host Britain’s new Prime Minister at Balmoral. The monarch arrived at her Scottish residence in July, but was widely expected to interrupt her annual 10-week summer vacation to return to Buckingham Palace in London or Windsor Castle to formally accept the resignation by Boris Johnson and welcome Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak. in the office.
However, a royal spokesperson has confirmed that, for the first time ever, politicians will travel to Aberdeenshire for official meetings. The representative said: “The Queen will receive Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday September 6 at Balmoral, followed by an audience with the new Prime Minister.”
The decision was announced in advance to give certainty to the Prime Minister’s diary, it is believed. The meetings were originally scheduled to take place at Windsor Castle, which has been the Queen’s primary residence since the COVID-19 pandemic. According to insiders, it is very rare that a monarch does not appoint a new prime minister at Windsor or Buckingham Palace.