Heartwarming way Queen is remembering Prince Philip during Platinum Jubilee celebrations


The Queen was seen using a signature walking stick favored by her late husband during an official event at the weekend, pointing it towards photographers so it was seen

The Queen used the stick during a reception to celebrate the start of the Platinum Jubilee at Sandringham House
The Queen used the stick during a reception to celebrate the start of the Platinum Jubilee at Sandringham House

The Queen has shown Prince Philip is still supporting her wherever she goes, as she has taken to using her late husband’s favorite walking stick.

Her Majesty has used the trusty aid in recent months owing to a bad back causing her pain.

Her choice of stick, which has a curved handle carved from iron, was used several times by the Duke of Edinburgh over the years.

It is usually kept in a pot by the front door of the farmhouse of the Sandringham Estate – where the Duke spent his retirement.

And during a stay at Wood Farm, Her Majesty, 95, borrowed it to help get to events.

On Saturday the Queen was seen using it during a reception at Sandringham House by local groups where she was presented with a cake to mark her Platinum Jubilee.

She joked: “I think I might just put a knife in it, see if it works. Somebody else can do the rest of it.”

Her Majesty ensured the stick was facing photographers as she cut her cake
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The distinctive aid was a favorite of the late Duke of Edinburgh
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Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth told the Telegraph: “I recognized the stick instantly as it was always kept in a pot by the front door.

“It was the Duke’s stick, and it is very touching that the Queen has started using it.”

Prince Philip was last pictured using the same walking stick during a visit to a nearby nature reserve after abdominal surgery in 2013 to get around the muddy bog.

The Queen was seen using a walking stick for the first time in 17 years in October 2021 during a service to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey.

Before that it is believed the last time was in 2003 aged 76 after surgery to remove torn cartilage from her right knee.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh during a visit to the Balmoral estate, to celebrate their Silver Wedding anniversary
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After her stay at Sandringham, the Queen will attend several high profile engagements in March.

The monarch is expected to be seen in public with the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the first time in months at the Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey on March 14.

Large numbers of the royal family will attend a thanksgiving service on March 29 to Prince Philip, alongside the duke’s friends, colleagues and representatives of organizations he supported.

Last weekend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations began with a bang, as gun salutes were fired across the country to mark her 70-year reign.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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