'Frail’ Queen leaves royal fans emotional in photos of latest engagement

Royal fans have expressed their upset over how 'frail' the Queen looks during her most recent appearance

'Frail' Queen leaves royal fans emotional
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The Queen has sparked concern among royal fans who got 'emotional' over how 'frail' Her Majesty looks during one of her most recent royal engagements.

The Queen (opens in new tab) took part in a special engagement to honour the NHS with the George Cross but some fans were left upset by how 'frail' Her Majesty appears.

Queen Elizabeth II marked her 96th birthday (opens in new tab) earlier this year but in recent months she has been forced to on royal duties at a slower pace - which means she's had to pull out of some historical engagements like Royal Ascot (opens in new tab), in order to rest at home.

But as Her Majesty carried out light duties this week, presenting the NHS with the prestigious George Cross, some fans expressed their concerns over the Monarch's ageing appearance.

One fan tweeted, "The queen is looking very frail ….!!"

Another put, "Sad to see the queen frail and getting old."

And a third worried fan added, "I did have a few tears watching The Queen today she is so small & frail and I fear the worst will happen sooner than we thought.”

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Her Majesty was accompanied by Prince Charles who is next in line to the throne in the royal line of succession (opens in new tab).

The Queen's previous public engagement was a visit to Scotland with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, when they attended the Royal Company of Archers Reddendo Parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse on June 30, 2022 in Edinburgh.

But fans latest remarks come just weeks after she was last seen, highlighting how quickly the Queen appears to be ageing.

'Frail' Queen leaves royal fans emotional

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The Queen first sparked health concerns back in October last year when she was kept overnight in hospital.

Since then she contracted Covid-19 and admitted that it left her feeling 'exhausted' and Buckingham Palace confirmed that Her Majesty was suffering from episodic mobility issues which forced her to pull out of a major ceremony.

Her Majesty is expected to go on her annual summer break to Balmoral soon to take a well earned rest.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for Goodto.com, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.