Is it check out time?
Queen Elizabeth II couldn’t help but smile as she rode a luxury golf cart through the Chelsea Flower Show in London after health issues caused her to miss several royal engagements in recent years. month.
The 96-year-old queen appeared happier than ever as she sat comfortably in the vehicle, made by Danish brand Garia. The four-seat cruiser, dubbed the “Rolls-Royce” of golf carts, is said to cost nearly $78,000.
Complete with a mini fridge and a touchscreen map device, the decorated buggy is battery powered and can travel 50 miles before needing a recharge.
The Queen, who was accompanied by a driver and supervisor, wore a floral dress with a pink overcoat. She accessorized with white gloves and black loafers.
“Adjustments have been made for the Queen’s comfort,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said. told the Daily Mail.
The Queen’s happy attitude comes almost a week after she made a surprise appearance at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. It was her first public appearance since she had missed several events over the past few months.
She was hospitalized one night in October 2021, although the reason remains unclear. The Queen has also started using a cane “for her comfort,” a source told Page Six at the time.
She made even more noise when she contracted COVID-19 in February. Luckily, by March she was fully recovered and back to her royal duties.
But a few weeks ago she canceled a planned appearance due to what Buckingham Palace described as “episodic mobility issues”.
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history, having reigned for 70 years.
Although she appeared to be in good spirits during her recent appearances, reports have surfaced that she may be considering abdicating the throne to 73-year-old son Prince Charles very soon. The Prince of Wales’ wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, would then be take the title of “Queen Consort”.