Queen seen in first official engagement since missing memorial Sunday service | UK News

The Queen has been seen standing and smiling at Windsor Castle after missing the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph.

The 95-year-old monarch held a face-to-face audience with General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of Defense Staff, as he prepares to step down from his role at the end of the month.

The Queen has been forced to cancel a number of official engagements over the past two months, and has most recently resigned commemorate Sunday’s service at Cenotaph due to a sprained back.

She was depicted smiling as she met General Sir Nick in the castle’s oak room.

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The Queen appeared in a good mood as she chatted with General Sir Nick in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle

Dressed in a green, orange and white floral dress and wearing a string of pearls, the monarch, who is in charge of the armed forces, shook hands with General Sir Nick as they began to chat.

Before meeting Sir Nick, the queen held another audience with the commanding officers of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards via video link, Buckingham Palace said.

The meeting with Sir Nick is the first time in almost a month that the monarch has been depicted in performing a personal engagement and follows orders from doctors to rest for almost a month.

The last time she was seen in public was on October 19, when she hosted a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor.

The Queen was last pictured in public at a Windsor reception for international business and investment executives in October
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The Queen was last pictured in public at a Windsor reception for international business and investment executives in October

The following day she had one Sleepover at King Edward VII Hospital in central London – her first in eight years.

Advisers canceled a scheduled one two-day trip to Northern Ireland the same day, and a week later canceled the Queen’s trip to Glasgow to the COP26 climate summit.

She held a face-to-face audience with Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week, but was not pictured doing so.

The Queen’s poor health has increased the focus on the need for her son, Prince Charles, and other members of the royal family to stand up and support the monarch.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are visiting Jordan and Egypt this week, to become the first members of the royal family to embark on a major overseas tour since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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