Queen Elizabeth has revealed that she ‘doesn’t want to be seen in a wheelchair’ because she is ‘very proud’. The 92 year-old monarch, who suffers from osteoarthritis and some sight problems, was photographed this week walking out of hospital without her cane.
Christopher Biggins, a pantomime performer, stated that the Queen is mostly restricted to a wheelchair (Picture: Getty)
Just months before the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a panto performer has made a shocking accusation about the queen.
Rumors regarding Her Majesty’s health have been circulating in the run-up to her 70th birthday in June.
Queen Elizabeth has been canceling commitments, according to Christopher Biggins, a friend of the Royal Family who is most known for his acting career, because she does not want people to see her in a wheelchair.
‘It’s a great concern,’ he remarked on GB News this morning, ‘and I hope she’ll be able to make her anniversary festivities since it’s not that far away.’
‘I’ve heard that she’s in a wheelchair, which is why she’s not attending or canceling a lot of the events she should be attending.’
‘She is really prideful and doesn’t want to be seen.’ She’s been like this her whole life.’
Mr Biggins also said that Princess Margaret, the Queen’s younger sister, used one after blistering her feet, which he described as “awfully unpleasant.”
The Queen now uses a walking stick on a daily basis, but has yet to be spotted in a wheelchair (photo: REX/Shutterstock).
Gogglebox personality and former MP Gyles Brandreth made similar comments on ITV’s This Morning.
He said, ‘She doesn’t like the notion of being seen in public in a wheelchair.’
‘Her sister, Princess Margaret, was often pictured in a wheelchair towards the end of her life, and it seemed a touch undignified.
‘The Duke of Edinburgh was quite proud of his superb posture, and he exercised every day until the very end, which the Queen approves of.
‘She doesn’t want to be pictured in a wheelchair,’ says the source.
@thismorning I was astonished to hear such a negative attitude of disability today, referring to the Queen’s prospective use of a wheelchair as a “loss of dignity.” How does this approach affect those who use wheelchairs? What about other senior citizens?
March 21, 2022 — Sally (@SallyinBristol1)
Mr Biggins stated that the queen has been canceling events because she does not want to be seen in a wheelchair (Picture: Getty)
On social media, comments lamenting her ‘loss of dignity’ generated a reaction, with others stating that it is a ‘dreadful’ perspective on impairments.
‘This morning I was astonished to hear such an awful perspective of disability today concerning the Queen possibly requiring a wheelchair, referred to as “loss of dignity,”‘ said Twitter user Sally.
‘How does this perspective affect those who use wheelchairs? ‘How about other elderly as well!’
It comes after Metro.co.uk revealed last week that the Queen’s Balmoral Estate’s Craigowan Lodge had a £20,000 ‘wheelchair-friendly’ lift erected for the 95-year-old.
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The seven-bedroom retreat, which was once home to Prince Charles and Princess Diana when they visited, will also have a new security gate, a state-of-the-art intercom system, and a string of CCTV cameras installed.
According to reports, the Queen intends to spend more time at her favorite Highlands house.
Buckingham Palace is planning a’military-style’ operation to bring the Queen to Prince Philip’s funeral ceremony away from paparazzi cameras, according to royal sources.
Buckingham Palace did not immediately react to a Metro.co.uk request for comment.
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