English broadcaster Piers Morgan, 56, fears that Buckingham palace is hiding the truth about Queen Elizabeth II’s health after failing to attend the Remembrance service.
“The Queen will miss the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph for only the 5th time in her reign (twice, she was aboard, and twice she was pregnant),” Morgan posted on his Instagram account.
“The Palace says she has ‘sprained her back’ but I’m beginning to fear there is something they’re not telling us about her health,” he added. “Hope I’m wrong. Remember them today, and remember Her Majesty too.”
On Sunday, Prince Charles, the next in line to the throne, has led Britain in remembering the fallen soldiers during a touching service.
The 73-year-old was joined by several Royal family members including Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Edward, and wife Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
Prince William was also present in the event and joined the march, while his wife, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge took the Queen’s place on the balcony to look over.
According to reports, the Queen, who has been resting for a month following the doctor’s orders, was “deeply disappointed” to miss the Remembrance service.
“The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today’s Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
“Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service,” it continued. “As in previous years, a wreath will be laid on Her Majesty’s behalf by the Prince of Wales.”
“His Royal Highness, along with the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, 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.”
The Queen considers the Remembrance Sunday Service as one of the most important engagements of the year.
It was also believed that the Queen’s sprain occured recently and was unrelated to her doctors’ advice to recuperate.
Meanwhile, The Sun reported that sources have shared their worries on how a car journey to London and standing for a period of time would affect the Queen’s recent injury.
“[It is] incredibly unfortunate timing and nobody regrets her absence today more deeply than her Majesty herself,” one source told The Sun.
The Queen will remain at Windsor Castle and doesn’t require hospital treatment, reports said.