Queen Elizabeth doesn't want to be seen in her wheelchair because it is "undignified"
Queen Elizabeth believes she will look "undignified".
The monarch is due to attend her husband Prince Philip's memorial service on March 29th.
According to reports, Her Majesty is worried about the public seeing her in a "weak" condition.
A source told GB News that she is "too proud" to use a wheelchair in public, despite her struggles with mobility.
Dear Your Majesty @RoyalFamily don’t be shy about using a wheelchair.. they are amazing.. I can teach you some tricks if you like… this was on my Birthday last year in your back garden, I had the best time… race ya! 🤷🏻♀️ 😎💪🏻 #QueenElizabeth pic.twitter.com/SDUGPJQS2P
— Sam (Flower Girl) Jennings (@flowergirl_lon) March 21, 2022
"It’s a real worry and I hope she is able to make her anniversary celebrations because it is not that far off."
It is believed the Queen has been cancelling royal engagements because she is embarrassed about being in a wheelchair.
Her late sister, Princess Margaret had to use a wheelchair in her older age, but also felt it was "undignified".
"She doesn’t want to be seen because she’s very proud. She has been like this for the whole of her life."
Gogglebox star MP Gyles Brandreth also said she is worried about her public image.
He told This Morning, "Her sister, Princess Margaret was often towards the end of her life photographed in a wheelchair and it felt a little bit undignified."
"There is no shame in a wheelchair and there is no shame in retirement."
"The Duke of Edinburgh was very proud of his excellent posture, he exercised every day right until the very end and the Queen likes that idea."
Despite her concerns, Queen Elizabeth doesn't want this to stop her from attending her husband's memorial service.
It is believed there are plans to escort the Queen into the church by using a side door.
There has been backlash about the Queen's 'embarrassment'.
Many wheelchair users have stressed that it is nothing to be ashamed of.
"I was surprised to hear such a dreadful view of disability today re: the Queen potentially using a wheelchair; referred to as 'loss of dignity'. How does this view fare for individuals that use a wheelchair? What about other elders too!"
Another woman said, "Your Majesty, there comes a time in everyone’s lives when we can no longer work as we once did. There is no shame in a wheelchair and there is no shame in retirement."