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Platinum Jubilee: Prince Charles Replaces The Queen At St Paul’s Cathedral Service Today

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Prince Charles will officially represent the Queen at today’s Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral, where he will be joined by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their first joint royal engagement in two years.

The 96-year-old monarch will miss today’s service in London following a last-minute decision announced by Buckingham Palace at 7.30pm last night after experiencing ‘discomfort’ at Trooping The Color events.

She is said to have had episodic mobility issues yesterday – and in a statement Buckingham Palace revealed that the Queen “enjoyed her birthday parade and flypast very much, but “did experience some discomfort”.

It read: “Considering the travel and activities required to participate in the National Thanksgiving service tomorrow at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty has regretfully concluded that she will not be attending.”

It is clear that the decision ahead of the service, which begins at 11:30 am today, was considered regrettable but wise due to the length of the journey and the time involved and the physical demands the service would make.

Prince Charles and the Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London during Trooping the Color yesterday

Royal fans gather at St Paul's Cathedral in London early this morning ahead of the Queen's Thanksgiving service

Royal fans gather at St Paul’s Cathedral in London early this morning ahead of the Queen’s Thanksgiving service

Royal enthusiasts gather in St Paul's Cathedral this morning ahead of the Queen's Thanksgiving service

Royal enthusiasts gather in St Paul’s Cathedral this morning ahead of the Queen’s Thanksgiving service

Royal fans gather at St Paul's Cathedral in London early this morning ahead of the Queen's Thanksgiving service

Royal fans gather at St Paul’s Cathedral in London early this morning ahead of the Queen’s Thanksgiving service

Royal enthusiasts gather in St Paul's Cathedral this morning ahead of the Queen's Thanksgiving service

Royal enthusiasts gather in St Paul’s Cathedral this morning ahead of the Queen’s Thanksgiving service

Meanwhile, key figures, charity volunteers and members of the armed forces have been invited to the Queen’s Thanksgiving Service in recognition of their contribution to public life.

More than 400 people who have made a difference nationally or locally are among the guests and many have worked tirelessly during the pandemic.

They will be joining members of the Royal Family at St Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the monarch’s 70th reign, although the Queen herself will not be attending after experiencing ‘some discomfort’ during Thursday’s events following previous mobility issues. .

Senior members of the monarchy attending will include the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who will be joined by the extended royal family.

Charles will officially represent the Queen during the service. The Duke of York was said to be in attendance, but has now withdrawn after testing positive for Covid.

The Dean of St. Paul’s, Dr. David Ison, will say in The Bidding: ‘We gather today in this cathedral church to give God our thanks and praise for the reign of Her Majesty the Queen and especially for her 70 years of faithful and devoted service.

“As we gather from communities in her realm and the Commonwealth of Nations, we rejoice in the diverse and varied lives of all those she serves, and in the beauty and abundance of the world in which we live.

“Inspired by words and music, we pray that God will continue to bless and guide Her Majesty, and that we may all receive grace to honor life and live in harmony with one another; and we continue to pray for those whose lives are marred by conflict, suffering and tragedy.

“And remembering God’s call to look to the needs of others, we recommit ourselves to care for our world and for all to whom it is a home, always striving to seek and cherish that which is good. is in people and in all creation .’

Those invited in recognition of their service have all received awards on the New Year’s or birthday lists, and their number also includes officials and representatives of social enterprises and volunteer groups.

Boris Johnson, who will give a lecture from the New Testament, and members of his cabinet are among the guests, along with Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer, prime ministers of local governments and former prime ministers.

The diplomatic world will be represented by high commissioners and ambassadors from around the world as well as governors general and clergy of world religions.

York Archbishop Stephen Cottrell will deliver the sermon after Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tested positive for Covid-19. The Dean of the Chapel Royal, Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, will present the Collect and the Blessing, and the Dean of St Paul’s will lead the service.

Youth representing countries where the Queen is Head of State will lead the ‘Act of Commitment’ celebrating the monarch’s life and reign, led by Reverend Robert Kozak.

During the day, one of the country’s largest bells, the Great Paul, will be rung before and after the service, the first time it has been heard on a royal occasion.

The event will feature a new anthem by Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music, which sets words from the third chapter of the Book of Proverbs to music.

Bible readings, hymns, and prayers expressing gratitude for the Queen’s reign, faith, and service will also be heard by the congregation as the nation marks the monarch’s 70th anniversary on the throne.

Before the service begins, the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth (Royal Band) will play as the congregation arrives and the State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry will perform to mark the royal arrivals, while the Fanfare Trumpeters of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force will accompany later in service.

The choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral and Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal will team up to sing Sir Hubert Parry’s Vivats, I Was Glad, performed at every coronation and now for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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