Queen performs virtual audiences from Windsor Castle after Christopher Biggins claimed she now uses a wheelchair
- Queen has conducted two virtual audiences via video link from Windsor Castle
- Today she received the Ambassador of Qatar and the Ambassador of Poland
- It comes after Christopher Biggins claimed that the queen, 95, uses a wheelchair
The Queen has completed two virtual audiences via video link from Windsor Castle today.
She received the Ambassador of Qatar and the Ambassador of Poland, who presented their credentials at Buckingham Palace.
It comes after Christopher Biggins claimed that Her Majesty, 95, uses a wheelchair and cancels engagements because she is ‘proud’ and ‘does not want to be seen’ and fights.
The Queen (pictured) has completed two virtual audiences via video link from Windsor Castle today
She received the Ambassador of Qatar and the Ambassador of Poland (pictured), who presented their credentials at Buckingham Palace
The Queen received Professor Piotr Wilczek, Ambassador of Poland, as well as Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, Ambassador of Qatar, and Sheikha Raya Khalifa Abdulla Khalifa Al Khalifa.
On the computer screen showing the Queen’s video, the monarch could be seen wearing a purple ensemble with a flower brooch and her standard pearls.
Her performance comes after Biggins told GB News yesterday: ‘It’s so much sad and I hope she’s able to celebrate her anniversary.
‘I have heard that the reason she does not do many of the events she should do and cancels them is because she is in a wheelchair. She does not want to be seen because she is very proud. ‘
It comes after reports that Buckingham Palace has a carefully orchestrated ‘military-style’ plan to take the Queen to Prince Philips’ memorial service next week.
The Queen received Professor Piotr Wilczek, Ambassador of Poland, as well as Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, Ambassador of Qatar, and Sheikha Raya Khalifa Abdulla Khalifa Al Khalifa (left)
The operation is said to include flying Her Majesty from Windsor Castle to Buckingham Palace by helicopter, transporting her by car and using a private screen to protect her from photographers.
A source told the Mail on Sunday that Her Majesty does not want to be seen in public in a wheelchair for fear of repeating a ‘joking’ picture taken of her late sister Princess Margaret in the months before her death.
She continues to make short engagements in person, such as holding private audiences at Windsor Castle, but withdrew from the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey last Monday.
The Queen has used a walking stick at a number of public engagements, but has never been seen in a wheelchair.
The queen has canceled official engagements because she does not want to be seen in a wheelchair, Christopher Biggins claimed. Pictured, the Queen in October 2021
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Asked by Eamonn about comparisons with Princess Margaret, Biggins said the moment was ’embarrassing’ for Her Majesty and the royal family.
In response to reports that the Queen has had a wheelchair-friendly lift installed at Craigowan Lodge, her favorite cottage on the Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire, Biggins claimed installing elevators in houses is all top notch.
“Everyone I know puts in elevators,” he said. ‘You can mount a lift very, very cheaply if you have the space. Two stairs for me now is something of something. ‘
It comes after the Queen withdrew from the Commonwealth Day service last week due to concerns about her ‘comfort’ on the 60-mile ride and whether she could manage to have to sit in Westminster Abbey for more than an hour.
But she is determined, say sources, to attend the Thanksgiving service for the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April last year at the age of 99.