Queen, 96, WON'T attend Epsom Derby tomorrow as she cancels second Platinum Jubilee event over mobility issues

Queen, 96, WON'T attend Epsom Derby tomorrow as she cancels second Platinum Jubilee event over mobility issues

June 3, 2022

THE Queen will miss the Epsom Derby tomorrow because of her ongoing health issues, Buckingham Palace announced.

This is the second engagement Her Majesty, 96, has cancelled over her jam-packed Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday.

Her Majesty didn't attend the Service of Thanksgiving this morning after gleaming on the Buckingham Palace balcony on Thursday.

She watched Trooping the Colour as she beamed alongside her family on the balcony – as cheeky Prince Louis kept her company.

And now she also won't attend the Epsom Derby as she saves up her energy for the Jubilee celebrations.

It's the second time in two days she has been forced to withdraw her attendance because of her ongoing discomfort and mobility.


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The passionate horse lover, who has only missed the Derby four times in 75 years, previously ensured three of her best horses could compete in the race on her Jubilee — giving her the best chance yet of bagging the trophy.

But last month her three-year-old colt Reach For The Moon was ruled out of her favourite race in a cruel blow.

Tomorrow also coincides with her great-grandchild's first birthday – little Lilibet – who has travelled from California for the Queen's Jubilee weekend.


Rumours have suggested that Her Maj may spend the day with her family – including Meghan, Harry, and their children – instead of at the races.

But insiders also claim that the tot has already met her namesake at Windsor Castle on Thursday.

On Thursday, Her Majesty beamed as she watched the RAF celebrations overhead, surrounded by her immediate family.

The sunny sky turned red, white and blue following an impressive display from the Red Arrows as 71 aircraft took flight over London.

Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Meghan were noticeably absent after Her Majesty limited the line-up to working royals only.

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After yesterday's event, it was announced she would be pulling out of the St Paul's service on Friday morning because of her discomfort during the daytime.

She decided not to attend today with "great reluctance".

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