The Queen will not attend this year’s annual garden parties and will be represented by other family members, Buckingham Palace has said.
It said “details on attendance will be confirmed in due course”.
Every summer, up to three garden parties take place in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, as well as one at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
This year’s events, which will also be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, are:
• Buckingham Palace – 11 May
• Buckingham Palace – 18 May
• Buckingham Palace – 25 May
• Palace of Holyroodhouse – 29 June
The Queen has also given permission for The Not Forgotten Association’s garden party to be hosted by Princess Anne as the charity’s patron, at Buckingham Palace on 12 May.
The Queen has recently struggled with mobility issues forcing her to pull out of some events.
Last week, she held an in-person audience with the president of Switzerland at Windsor Castle – marking her first official engagement since a week-long break at Sandringham.