The Queen will not attend the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in London

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen will not attend today’s memorial service due to a sprained back.

In a statement, the palace’s press office said Her Majesty was “disappointed” at missing the annual event held at the Cenotaph in London – and deeply regretted she was absent.

It would have been Her Majesty’s first public outing after doctors advised them to rest after medical examinations at the hospital.

As in previous years, Prince Charles lays a wreath in the name of the Queen.

Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen, who sprained her back, decided this morning with great regret that she would not be able to attend the memorial service at the cenotaph today.

“Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service.

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“As in previous years, the Prince of Wales will lay a wreath on Her Majesty’s behalf.

“His Royal Highness, along with the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra will be present at the Cenotaph today as planned. “


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