She is 96! Outrage after republican savages Queen for ‘ringing in sick’

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ROYALISTS have rallied behind the Queen after a republican slammed the 96-year-old for ‘ringing in sick’ for the State Opening of Parliament.

Taking to Twitter, the public figure wrote to his 307,000 followers: “Who else would get away with ringing in sick to miss the year’s most important work commitment then two days later go to a horse show”.

But royal fans hit back pointing out that the Monarch is 96. One user @Graham4Health said: “You can’t possibly compare the effort and strain of leading a Parliamentary ceremony with looking at horses for 45 minutes through a car window. Give the 96-year-old Queen a break!!”

@CarolRu10493431 added: “She is 96 and can do as she likes, good on her.”

Royal Family LIVE: She is 96! Outrage after republican savages Queen for 'ringing in sick'

Royal Family LIVE: She is 96! Outrage after republican savages Queen for ‘ringing in sick’ (Image: GETTY)

Kevin Maguire criticised the Monarch after she missed the State Opening of Parliament

Kevin Maguire criticised the Monarch after she missed the State Opening of Parliament (Image: Twitter)

TV licence fee cancelled for Jubilee screenings

The Queen raised hopes yesterday that she will attend her Platinum Jubilee events as the Government announced fresh plans to celebrate her 70-year reign.

Senior royal aides are hopeful that the Queen, who has lost weight and went to hospital in October for an unexplained medical condition, will be able to attend at least some of the main events over her jubilee weekend, including Trooping the Colour, the Derby at Epsom Downs, and a national service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.

In a further move to mark the occasion, the BBC is offering local communities a special one-off TV Licence dispensation so they can use a big screen to show the events.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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