Queen Tours Flower Show in Buggy Due to ‘Mobility Issues’

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on Monday used a special buggy to tour the annual Chelsea Flower Show in London.

The monarch normally walks around the many show gardens on display at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

But the 96-year-old has mobility issues and Buckingham Palace said “adjustments” had been made “for the Queen’s comfort.”

It confirmed that the vehicle, built by a Danish firm, was a Royal Household buggy.

UK media reported it was the first time in nearly a decade that the monarch is believed to have used a buggy at an official engagement.

The Sun newspaper reported earlier this year that the luxury golf buggy cost £62,000 ($77,945).

It has a lithium battery, leather seats and bluetooth speakers, according to The Sun.

The Chelsea Flower Show – a world-renowned horticultural extravaganza – is due to open to the public on Tuesday.

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Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. Her father ascended the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive.

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