Queen Elizabeth Made An Unusual Entrance To Her Latest Public Appearance

For a while now, fans of the royal family have been concerned about the health of Queen Elizabeth II. The 96-year-old tested positive for COVID-19 in February, and, though she came out on top and recovered, she has struggled with the after-effects of the virus (via CNN).

After combating the illness, Queen Elizabeth hasn't been feeling herself. She made a virtual appearance and spoke with someone who had also recovered from the virus. "I'm glad that you're getting better," she said. "It does leave one very tired and exhausted, doesn't it? This horrible pandemic. It's not a nice result."

Though Queen Elizabeth is feeling better following her COVID-19 diagnosis, she has continued to keep a lighter workload (per CBS8). She had missed several appearances and took many of her meetings virtually since she became ill. Recently, however, she made a rare public appearance, but her entrance into the event had royal fans talking.

Queen Elizabeth arrived on a golf cart

Though Queen Elizabeth II has taken a break from stepping out into the public eye, she recently made a rare appearance at her favorite spring flower festival. She was in attendance with several other members of the royal family, including Prince Edward, his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, her granddaughter, Princess Beatrice, and Beatrice's husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (via People). While fans were excited to see her out, there was a change to how she entered the event.

The queen entered the Chelsea Flower Shower, one of her favorite events that she's attended approximately 50 times before, on a golf cart (per the BBC). A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace stated that the cart was used to aid the queen's mobility issues. "Adjustments have been made for the Queen's comfort," they noted.

Though she was driven around the flower show, she was able to take in all of the various gardens on exhibit. While her mobility issues may be a concern, it was great to see the monarch out and about with her public again after months of skipping outings due to health concerns.