Queen Elizabeth II
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Queen Elizabeth’s iconic balcony appearance on the finale of her Platinum Jubilee is still up in the air. Buckingham Palace sources said hopes are high that she does the traditional show up with members of the Royal Family but her restricted mobility now seems to cloud over this pushing through.

According to The Sun, the 96-year-old monarch has recently cut back on her public appearances due to health and mobility issues. Palace aides have been busy cooking up their “Plan B” as her appearance could still take place but is not guaranteed.

Reports state that the Queen’s aides are revising all her public plans to make room for her milestone celebration this year. Palace officials may possibly confirm her attendance only on the same day of all her public engagements. As it is, there are even speculations of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appearing on the balcony on June 2 to watch a flypast from the Royal Air Force.

At the same time, other Royal Family members are gearing up for the Platinum Jubilee celebration, with Prince Charles recently unveiling a collection of woodland and trees dedicated to the Queen to mark the 70th year of her ascension to the throne.

Each jubilee year features the traditional balcony moment with the monarch and Royal Family members gathered around to witness and wave at the Trooping The Color parade.

This year could well be the end of that tradition.

Over a decade ago, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has seen a trimmed-down Royal Family on the balcony with some members reportedly disappointed at being excluded. With the Queen’s current state of health, more balcony-related decisions are being made with speculations that the appearance would even be featured at all.

Talk has it that Prince Andrew may unlikely be present, following a settlement of his civil court case of alleged sexual abuse. Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family, could be making an appearance with his family, as the Queen has yet to meet her great-granddaughter in person.

With some underlying Royal Family squabbles, it would seem that axing the traditional balcony appearance could well solve issues on who stands alongside the Queen during the jubilee celebrations.

Queen Elizabeth II
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in residence at Windsor Castle, appears on a screen via videolink during a virtual audience to receive Dr. Emmanuel Mallia, High Commissioner for the Republic of Malta, and his wife Elena Codruta, at Buckingham Palace in London on April 29, 2022. Photo by Yui Mok/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

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