The queen was photographed using a Walking Stick for the first time in 17 years while accompanied by her daughter, Princess Anne. Both attended a Thanksgiving service to mark the centenary of the British Royal Legion (RBL) at Westminster Abbey.
The monarch has previously been photographed with a The monarch has previously been photographed with a Walking Stick in 2003 and 2004, following knee surgery. Another detail that reveals the state of health of the queen is that she entered the abbey through the door closest to her seat and not through the traditional Great West Gate.
The event on Tuesday, October 12 marked the Queen and Princess Anne’s first joint outing since the four day tour of Scotland in June.
Queen Elizabeth looked elegant with a navy blue hat and coat and a printed dress that she complemented with her patent leather loafers and her unmissable Launer bag. He also wore the Russian brooch he inherited from Queen Mary, which contains a square sapphire and a diamond, surrounded by smaller diamonds.
For her part, Princess Anne opted for a mauve ensemble, complemented by a pearl necklace and a circular brooch.
Buckingham Palace did not comment on details of why the Queen carried a walking stick for the service.