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The Queen will not attend the holy day with the Princes Charles present in her place UK News

The Queen will not attend the annual Holy Day church service this year, Buckingham Palace confirms.

The holy day is an annual event that marks an important appointment in the royal calendar.

This year, Prince Charles will follow the ancient tradition of handing out Maundy money to community stalwarts for the first time on Thursday, April 14.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the official opening of the new Meta offices in North London. Credit: PA

The news comes after the Queen stepped down from Commonwealth Day service on March 14 after recently recovering from Covid.

Her Majesty attended the recent memorial service held for Prince Phillip at Westminster Abbey, which marked his first public appearance in weeks.

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It is understood the Queen had mobility issues and was unable to commit to the event.

The Queen was keen for the arrangements to be confirmed to avoid any misunderstandings or the day being clouded.

Charles and Camilla are expected to join the congregation for the Royal Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-08 15:49:54

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