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She wanted to be seen as a queen. What was the last appearance of the sick Elizabeth II on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

Royal experts talk about the backstage of Elizabeth II's last public appearance

The late Elizabeth II's last appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace demonstrated the Queen's dedication to her duty. And, according to royal experts, this gesture showed the depth of her relationship with her son.

TV presenter and historian Wesley Kerr said that the monarch's surprise on the last day of the Platinum Jubilee (70 years on the throne) in 2022 was dedicated to family supporters. This was reported by the Daily Mail.

She wanted to be seen as a queen. What was the last appearance of the sick Elizabeth II on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

The expert noted that the Queen, who was feeling unwell, wanted to hide her health problems from her fans. Subsequently, Elizabeth II did not appear at social events, greeting guests with a video message. Instead, it was decided to take her to Windsor, where she could focus on rest.

She wanted to be seen as a queen. What was the last appearance of the sick Elizabeth II on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

"She had an illness that was very advanced at the time, and it was extremely difficult for her to do that," Wesley explained. However, as described in Robert Jobson's book Our King, with the Queen's consent, a helicopter flight from Windsor Castle to Buckingham Palace was arranged, as well as her wheelchair transportation.

She wanted to be seen as a queen. What was the last appearance of the sick Elizabeth II on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

"The crowd didn't see any of that," said royal writer Emily Andrews. "They didn't know she was sick, they didn't know she was in pain. Wesley added: "It only came to light when Charles called from the royal box and said: "Mom, you know, there are a lot of people here, a great atmosphere, is there any chance you can come?"

She wanted to be seen as a queen. What was the last appearance of the sick Elizabeth II on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

"We didn't know it was the last time we would see her on that famous balcony. When the Queen came out, looking incredibly sparkling in her green outfit, the crowd went wild," said Afua Achampong-Hagan, a TV presenter and royal correspondent.

She wanted to be seen as a queen. What was the last appearance of the sick Elizabeth II on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

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