The Queen warned to 'pace herself' as she's forced to give up favourite daily pastime

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The Queen is warned to 'pace herself' in order to attend Prince Philip's memorial as it's claimed she's so 'frail' that she hasn't walked her beloved Corgi's in six months.

The Queen has been warned to 'pace herself' if she wants to attend Prince Philip's memorial service on 29th March.

Her majesty, who has been pictured using a walking stick over the last six months to help her get out and about, admitted last month that she "can't move" during a face-to-face engagement at Windsor Castle as Rear Admiral James Macleod was received by The Queen upon relinquishing his appointment as Defence Services Secretary.

Last week, the Queen who turns 96 next month, was seen in person for the first time since contracting covid, but she has been forced to pull out of the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey today (March 14th) with Prince Charles taking over her duties.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said, “The Queen has asked the Prince of Wales to represent Her Majesty at the Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey.”

Buckingham Palace did not give a specific reason for her absence from the event but it's thought that the walk down the alter may have proven too tiring for Her Majesty.

But if Elizabeth II wishes to attend a memorial of her late husband Prince Philip, which is due to be held at Westminster Abbey in two weeks' time, she has been warned to "pace herself" and her upcoming engagements are expected to be re-jigged as a result.

An insider told The Sun, “You can’t say she will definitely be at the service but there’s an element of pacing herself to make it happen.”

She is hoping to be able to attend the event with her walking stick and has ruled out using a wheelchair.

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It comes as its reported that the Queen is unable to carry out one of her favourite daily pastimes, walking her beloved Corgis as, her frailty has meant she has been unable to take them out at Windsor Castle for six months and its feared she may never walk them again.

Aides now take her two corgis and dorgi for daily walks. A source said, “She is not well enough. The Queen usually turns to her beloved corgis in time of crisis and stress and took them out almost every day after Philip fell ill and then died last year.

"They are an enormous source of solace, so it is a real shame.”

The Queen recently met with the Prime Minister of Canada following her Covid-19 recovery.

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The Queen was forced to give up horse riding last year following her health scare and has also given up alcohol.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)