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Queen Elizabeth is the United Kingdom’s longest-reigning monarch and is celebrating her 70th year on the throne. She has decades of experience meeting dignitaries, presidents, and other royalty. The Associated Press reports that she has met 13 U.S. presidents, and The Connexion reveals that she has met 10 French presidents during her reign. No wonder the queen appeared cheerful as she met Swiss President Ignazio Cassis on April 28 — the meeting must have been a walk in the park for her.
Speaking about walking, the photo released by the Royal Family’s Twitter account shows that Queen Elizabeth did not use a walking stick when she met Cassis and his wife Paola Cassis in person. Notably, the queen has been having some mobility issues since she was hospitalized in October 2021. Sky News reports that the monarch shook hands with the president in the Oak sitting room in Windsor Castle.
Royal reporter Rebecca English tweeted, “The Queen’s short break at Sandringham appears to have refreshed her as she undertakes an in-person engagement at Windsor today – and looks incredibly cheery as she does.” Plenty of royal-watchers agreed. “She looks fabulous!” one person tweeted. Another noted, “Aww bless her she looks happy but frail.” Another tweeter poignantly noted, “96 years of experience, wisdom, happy and sad times. All done in the public eye. There have been missteps but plenty of appropriate steps. I hope to attain 96 years as graciously as your Queen HM.”
Source: Nicki Swift