Queen Elizabeth hosts in-person audience with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

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Queen Elizabeth II receives the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Windsor Castle.
Queen Elizabeth II receives the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Windsor Castle.
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  • On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth was pictured with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Windsor Castle.
  • For her appearance, Queen Elizabeth went without a walking cane, which she has frequently used.
  • It is the first time the monarch has been seen since celebrating her Platinum Jubilee.


It's back to business as usual for Queen Elizabeth.

The monarch was pictured with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Windsor Castle on Tuesday. This is the first time she has made any public appearance since celebrating her Platinum Jubilee earlier this month.

"It was a great honour to present HM The Queen with the Canterbury Cross today as a sign of our gratitude for Her Majesty's 70 years of unstinting service to The Church of England - and our love, loyalty and affection," the archbishop wrote on Twitter alongside images of his visit.

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For her appearance, Queen Elizabeth went without a walking cane, which she has frequently used to help with her ongoing mobility issues.

The in-person audience was held after the queen missed one of her favourite events of the year, the Royal Ascot, last week. She was represented by multiple royal family members over the weekend, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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This was also the first time Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was seen in public after withdrawing from the Service of Thanksgiving during the Platinum Jubilee weekend due to a positive Covid-19 test.

It's also the first time the head of the Church of England has been seen with a royal since defending disgraced Prince Andrew in an interview where he states that the Duke of York should be forgiven regarding his role in the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal and the sexual assault lawsuit he recently settled out of court.


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