Queen Elizabeth will forever remain as an example for many people and a symbol of stability and loyalty to her calling. But not only her character, but also her unique taste is worth to follow. And in this blog we want to share with you about Queen Elizabeth's walking canes.
Queen Elizabeth's walking canes
A walking stick gifted to the Queen by the British Army to mark the Platinum Jubilee was handcrafted in Cumbria.
The monarch was seen with it when she appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour, at the start of the four-day celebrations.
Traditional stick maker Dennis Wall, from Ulverston, said his creation had a handle of local Herdwick ram's horn on a shank made from mottled hazel.
He was "immensely proud" to see it being held on the balcony.
The stick was one of 10 commissioned by the Army and presented for the Queen to choose the one she wanted.
Once it was selected it was returned to Mr Wall for "some minor alterations to be done which she had specified herself".
To kick of the Jubilee celebrations, The Queen favoured a stag horn mobility aid as she enjoyed the first of the jubilee celebrations at Windsor Castle for the Royal Windsor Horse Show. She used the same cane in March at an official engagement at her Windsor Castle home.
Such walking sticks are usually used to blend into natural surroundings when walking outdoors.
The Queen has been spotted with Philip’s trusty stick on many occasions since his death aged 99.
In February, she met estate workers, volunteers and members of the local Women’s Institute in her first public engagement for more than three months.
The monarch is thought to have taken to using the stick during her stay at Wood Farm, the cottage on the Sandringham estate where the Duke spent his retirement.
The Queen paid a discreet but touching tribute to her beloved Prince Philip as she celebrated a landmark 70 years on the throne.
While marking her Platinum Jubilee with a tea party at Sandringham, the monarch kept the Duke of Edinburgh close to her heart by carrying his favourite wooden walking stick.
Though she walked largely unaided, the Queen carried Philip’s trusty stick as she met estate workers, volunteers and members of the local Women’s Institute in her first public engagement for more than three months.
The 95-year-old monarch is thought to have taken to using the stick during her stay at Wood Farm, the cottage on the Sandringham estate where the Duke spent his retirement.
The Queen has been rarely seen with a walking stick, but she has previously been photographed using one on a few occasions, including at engagements in 2003 and 2004.
The Queen has been seen using a walking stick for support for the first time as she attended a service at Westminster Abbey.
The monarch, 95, was pictured using a walking aid at a service marking the centenary of the Royal British Legion.
She had previously been seen using a walking stick in 2003 and 2004 after a knee operation, but it is thought to be the first time she has used one for comfort and not for a specific medical reason.
The cobbled and uneven surface outside the abbey is thought to have played a part in the decision to use the walking stick.
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