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Queen to miss St Paul’s service after ‘some discomfort’ at Jubilee celebrations

The Queen will miss the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral after experiencing “some discomfort” at the Jubilee celebrations, Buckingham Palace has announced. The monarch is skipping the service on Friday “with great reluctance” but will still attend a beacon-lighting event at Windsor Castle on Thursday evening, the palace said. She is believed to have experienced episodic mobility issues during Thursday’s events.

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