MILITARY-STYLE plans are being put into place by senior Buckingham Palace aides aimed at getting the Queen to Prince Philip’s memorial service.
The frail 95-year-old monarch pulled out of the Commonwealth Day service last week amid fears for her “comfort.”
Her Majesty has reportedly suffered mobility issues leaving her “on certain days” struggling to get about, according to palace sources.
The Queen is determined to attend for the Duke of Edinburgh’s thanksgiving and officials are exploring an incredible range of options to get her to the Abbey.
The Sun on Sunday understands senior staff will arrange to fly Her Majesty by helicopter on a 15-minute trip from Windsor Castle to Buckingham Palace.
Although the Queen was seen on her feet at face-to-face engagements at Windsor last week, her aides are not happy with her walking around 100 yards from the Abbey entrance through the nave and choir to get to her seat.
Instead, they want to drive her the short distance from the Palace and seal off the entire Dean’s Yard to the west of the Abbey so they can park in private outside a side door.
Six-foot privacy screens or even a football-style tunnel could be erected to prevent photographers from capturing her as she leaves the car.
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