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Queen Elizabeth Seen With a Walking Stick for the First Time In 17 Years
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Queen Elizabeth Seen With a Walking Stick for the First Time In 17 Years

Thanks to the cane, she managed to walk steadily across the cobbled floor in London's Westminster Abbey.

Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Frank Augstein 
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Queen Elizabeth was first pictured using a cane for support back in 2003 after she underwent surgery to remove torn cartilage from her right knee, according to CNN. However, on October 12, 2021, the 95-year-old monarch was spotted using a walking stick during an event in London's Westminster Abbey. She was attending a service to mark the centenary of UK armed forces charity the Poppy Legion.

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Unsurprisingly, well-wishers of the Queen were worried if this meant that her health is compromised. A royal source revealed that the monarch only used the stick for her "comfort."

She was reportedly handed the stick when she stepped out of her royal vehicle before making her way inside the abbey. Thanks to the cane, she managed to walk steadily across the cobbled floor, as it provided her with a safety net while making her way from the limo to the event, per Cosmopolitan. She was accompanied by her daughter, Princess Anne, 71.