Queen pulls out of St Paul’s Cathedral Thanksgiving Service with ‘great reluctance’

Queen pulls out of St Paul’s Cathedral Thanksgiving Service with ‘great reluctance’

06/02/2022

The Queen has decided to pull out of the St Paul's Cathedral Thanksgiving Service which was set to take place on Friday (June 3).

It has been reported her reason for missing the event is due to "discomfort" which she suffered during Thursday's Trooping of the Colour ceremony.

Although she will sit out Friday's events she will still lead the lighting of the principal jubilee beacon on Thursday evening.

The news was first reported by ITV journalist Chris Ship, who wrote on Twitter: "The Queen has had to pull out of the St Paul’s Cathedral Thanksgiving Service tomorrow.

"She suffered “discomfort” today said the Palace — although she greatly enjoyed it. She will still do the Beacon lighting tonight."

In a statement Buckingham Palace has stated that the Queen made the decision with "great reluctance".

A spokesperson for the palace said: "The Queen greatly enjoyed today’s Birthday Parade and Flypast but did experience some discomfort. Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate…at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty with great reluctance has concluded that she will not attend.

"The Queen is looking forward to participating in tonight’s Beacon lighting event at Windsor Castle and would like to thank all those who made today such a memorable occasion."

Also absent from the St Paul's Cathedral Thanksgiving Service is the Archbishop of Canterbury who won’t be present for the occasion after falling ill with Covid.

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