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Monarch RETIRES from Epsom Derby tomorrow as Kate Middleton reveals health updates

Queen thanked Archbishop for “staying the course”.

The Queen is “still in the saddle,” said the Archbishop of York, as he thanked her for “staying the course”.

In his homily for the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, The Most Rev Stephen Cottrell compared the monarch’s well-known love of horse racing to her long reign and suggested that this “reflects the distance of Aintree more than the sprints of Epsom “.

The Queen declined to attend Friday morning’s event in central London after suffering “discomfort” after the first day of celebrations to mark her platinum anniversary.

During his homily, Mr Cottrell told the congregation, which included senior members of the royal family, that he was “sorry” the Queen would not be able to attend but glad that “there is more to come”.

He said: “Her Majesty is known to like horse racing.

“I don’t have any great tips for tomorrow’s derby, but as the scriptures describe life as a race ahead, I would note that their long reign reflects the distance of Aintree more than the sprints of Epsom.

“Sure, less dressage than most people imagine.

“But with perseverance, through times of change and challenge, joy and sorrow, she continues to serve our country and the Commonwealth.

“Your Majesty, we’re sorry you’re not with us in person this morning, but you’re still in the saddle.

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5400862/platinum-jubilee-queen-elizabeth-news-health/ Monarch RETIRES from Epsom Derby tomorrow as Kate Middleton reveals health updates

Jessica MacLeish

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