The Queen looks radiant as she welcomes the President of Switzerland to Windsor

The Queen looks radiant as she welcomes the President of Switzerland to Windsor

Photo of Her Majesty the Queen with the President of Switzerland and his wife. Credit: Twitter@RoyalFamily

President Ignazio Cassis of Switzerland, and his wife Paola, welcomed to Windsor Castle by the Queen

Royal fans were delighted to catch a glimpse of the Queen today, Thursday, April 28, as she received President Ignazio Cassis and his wife Paola at Windsor Castle in Berkshire. Her Majesty was seen looking radiant, and moving about without the aid of her walking stick.

The Swiss couple posed with the Queen in her Oak Room sitting room. This was her first official engagement after flying back by helicopter yesterday, Wednesday 28, from a seven-day break on her Sandringham estate in Norfolk, where she privately celebrated her 96th birthday.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said the sovereign is hoping to attend the State Opening of Parliament on May 10. In almost 70 years on the throne, the Queen has only ever missed this occasion twice. Confirmation of her attendance will be given nearer the date said the Palace.

We are edging ever closer to June and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. It was announced this Tuesday 26 that a star-studded ‘People’s Pageant’ will be headlined by British megastar Ed Sheeran. A worldwide audience of one billion people is being estimated for this massive event in London, as reported by


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