Britainâ€™s Queen Elizabeth II was forced to pull out of the U.K.â€™s annual memorial service for fallen soldiers Sunday due to a sprained back.
The wreath-laying ceremony in central London would have marked a return to public appearances for the 95-year-old monarch who has missed a series of events due to health concerns.
Buckingham Palace said the Queen was â€œdisappointedâ€ for having to miss the event. Her son Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, laid a wreath on her behalf.
Last month, Queen Elizabeth had to cancel a visit to Northern Ireland and pulled out of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, instead delivering a pre-recorded video message urging world leaders to combat climate change.
At the time, the Queen was advised by doctors to take a two-week rest break, but she had expressed her â€œfirm intentionâ€ to attend Sundayâ€™s memorial.