First time: Queen Elizabeth II uses lift instead of stairs at State Opening of Parliament

May 19, 2016

According to The Telegraph:

The Queen has for the first time chosen to use a lift to get to the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament, in one of the most public concessions to her age to date.

A spokesman said: “It is a modest adjustment made for the Queen’s comfort.”

…staff are constantly trying to find ways to make her public engagements less physically demanding, though Her Majesty remains in remarkably good health for her age and still goes riding.

It is her 63rd State Opening, and comes less than a month after the monarch celebrated her 90th birthday.

To read the entire article in The Telegraph, please click here.

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