Her Majesty looked regal as ever while she attended a Remembrance Day event. But, eagle-eyed royals fans noticed that there was something missing.
That something missing was none other than her husband, Prince Philip.
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Wearing a black dress with a grey scarf elegantly wrapped around her outfit, the Queen went to the Festival of Remembrance Service at Royal Albert Hall on Saturday.
It is an event which was also attended by Harry, Meghan, William, Kate, Charles and Camilla.
It holds a significant meaning this year.
The event, held the day before Remembrance Sunday to commemorate all who have lost their lives in war, is of utmost importance this year. As 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I.
For years Philip has customarily accompanied his wife to these kinds of events. However, he was not present in this one.
The Duke of Edinburgh retired in August f last year.
Since his retirement, Philip’s public appearances have become increasingly rare. He also chose not to attend the annual Trooping the Colour parade in June.
Unfortunately, Prince Philip’s early months of retired life were marked by health issues. In March, he pulled out of attending Prince Andrew’s appointment as the new Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.
He also abruptly cancelled his appearance at the traditional Maundy church service that he was scheduled to attend with Queen Elizabeth.
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This wasn’t it.
Days later, the Duke of Edinburgh, also skipped Easter Sunday services. The palace then announced in April that he entered King Edward VII Hospital for hip replacement surgery.
Prince Philip stayed in the hospital for 10 days before returning to Windsor. And was seen six weeks later walking into St. George’s Chapel for Prince Harry‘s royal wedding to Meghan Markle.