British Queen Elizabeth II, with a cane, arrived at Westminster Abbey in London for a thanksgiving service.
The service was held on the occasion of the centenary of the Royal British Legion.
Elizabeth, who celebrated her 95th birthday this year, appeared in public for the first time with a cane.
At the same time, the queen entered the building not through the central door but by a shorter route – from the southern part of the church.
Queen Elizabeth is rarely seen with a cane, but she has previously been photographed with it several times – including at engagements in 2003 and 2004, although this was after knee surgery. According to the British media, on Tuesday, she used a cane for the first time “for comfort,” as the entrance to the abbey is uneven – it is paved with cobblestones.
Traditionally, Buckingham Palace did not comment on the current state of health of the monarch.
The Royal British Legion is a charitable organization that assists veterans of the Armed Forces and their relatives and friends. The British Legion was founded on May 15, 1921, by Tom Lester after the merger of three organizations of veterans and retired soldiers. In 1925, the Legion received a Royal Charter, receiving patronage from the circles of the British royal family.