Queen pulls out Remembrance Sunday service after spraining back

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The Queen will miss the Remembrance Sunday memorial at the Cenotaph over a back injury, Buckingham Palace confirmed this morning.

The 95-year-old is "disappointed" to miss the event.

The monarch was due to make her first official appearance after resting for a month following doctor's orders.

But the Palace now says she will not be attending the service at the Cenotaph.

Other royals will still be in attendance – including Prince Charles who is due to lay a wreath on her behalf.

A Buckingham Palace statement said: "The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today's Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph.

"Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service."

"As in previous years, a wreath will be laid on Her Majesty's behalf by the Prince of Wales.

"His Royal Highness, along with the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra will be present at the Cenotaph today as planned."

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