'Incredible leadership at 95!’ Queen lauded for attending Remembrance Sunday after illness

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'Incredible leadership at 95!’ Queen lauded for attending Remembrance Sunday after illness

The 95-year-old monarch had to cancel a string of engagements - including a personal appearance at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow - on

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The 95-year-old monarch had to cancel a string of engagements – including a personal appearance at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow – on medical advice. After she spent a night in hospital last month, Buckingham Palace announced that she was only taking “light duties” for two weeks.

But that will not prevent the royal – whose late husband Prince Philip fought with distinction in World War Two – from attending this Sunday’s service at the Cenotaph.

Nile Gardiner, a foreign political analyst, paid a glowing tribute to the Queen as news of her commitment to her country and the sacrifices of our armed forces emerged.

The former aide to Margaret Thatcher tweeted: “Incredible leadership at the age of 95:

“The Queen will attend Remembrance Sunday service after (a) two-week rest.”

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William wrote: “HM is a trouper that’s for sure.

“Loyal to the great fallen right to the end….well done mam.”

The annual commemoration is observed on November 11 at 11am each year to mark the end of the war in 1918.

There is also an annual service at the Cenotaph on the Sunday after November 11 if it doesn’t fall on that day.

The time and date symbolise the end of the conflict between Germany and Britain and its allies “on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.

The Daily Mirror’s royal editor Russell Myers told royal podcast ‘Pod Save The Queen’ that Her Majesty is determined to attend Sunday’s ceremony.

He said: “There’s not many dates cemented in the diary, sometimes it’s a bit movable, but that is certainly one of them.

“I think she’s only missed it six times ‒ four of those were because she was on royal tours, and twice she was pregnant.”

He added: “That just tells you, out of 70 years on the throne, if you’ve only missed it six times, that is less than a handful.

“I think she will be there next Sunday.”

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