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Queen will attend Prince Philip's memorial service today despite health concerns

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It has been confirmed that the Queen will attend a memorial service for her late husband Prince Philip today. Her Majesty, alongside other members of the Royal Family including Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will attend Westminster Abbey on Tuesday.

Recently, the Queen has had no option but to pull out from several high profile events due to her health, including Commonwealth Day, amid reports that the "frail" Queen has been using a wheelchair, writes The Mirror.

Pictures that were released last week show the Queen standing with a walking stick as she viewed a display of hand-decorated teapots and antique enamelled trinket boxes at Windsor Castle.The event was the Queen's first official face-to-face engagement with a number of people for more than seven weeks since her Platinum Jubilee reception at Sandringham House.She contracted Covid in February and also spent more than three months from October under doctors' orders to only conduct light duties.The Queen has already this month missed the Commonwealth Day service, with the decision to cancel her appearance understood to be related to her comfort in travelling the 26-mile journey from Windsor Castle to London.Last week it was reported that six-foot privacy screens, a helicopter and a football tunnel could all be used in a military-style operation to get the Queen to the memorial while protecting her privacy.Sources told the Sun how senior palace aides had been looking at having the Queen flown from Windsor Castle to Buckingham Palace by helicopter.The trip would have take just 15 minutes by chopper, and staff would then have driven the monarch the short distance from the Palace to the Abbey, sealing off the entirety of Dean's Yard to prevent

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