Queen Elizabeth felt some ‘discomfort’ during the Jubilee Parade

(CNN) – Buckingham Palace said in a statement that Queen Elizabeth II felt “some discomfort” during the Troops of Color birthday parade on Thursday, adding that she would not attend Friday’s Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral.

“The Queen thoroughly enjoyed today’s birthday parade and the flight, but was a little upset,” the statement said.

And she continued, “Given the travel and activity required to participate in the national service of Thanksgiving tomorrow at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty the Queen concluded, with great hesitation, that she would not attend,” according to the statement.

Although Thursday’s Trooping the Color parade marked the Queen’s official birthday, it served as the backdrop for her four-day Jubilee Weekend. The festivities will also include a Thanksgiving service on Friday and a parade on Sunday.

The show featured Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, in their first joint public appearance with the royal family since they quit as royals two years ago.

The couple watched the event with other members of the royal family from the Major General’s office near Horse Guards Parade, a spokesperson for the couple told CNN.

However, Harry and Meghan did not participate in the traditional balcony look after the show. Specifically, the Queen decided last month that only members of the royal family who perform official duties will be included.

Also absent was Prince Andrew, whose reputation has been damaged by a civil sexual assault lawsuit in the United States that was resolved in a settlement.

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