Queen will not attend event in Scotland

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Queen Elizabeth will not attend the Braemar Highland Gathering in Scotland this weekend, a Buckingham Palace source says.

The decision was taken with the 96-year-old's comfort in mind the source said, adding that Prince Charles, heir to the throne, will be attending as planned.

The gathering in the town 96km west of Aberdeen, which in some form has existed for nine hundred years, has been regularly attended by the reigning monarch and members of the royal family since 1848, its organisers said.

Earlier in the week a palace spokesperson said the Queen would appoint Britain's new prime minister at her Balmoral Castle residence in Scotland, rather than at Buckingham Palace in London, due to mobility issues.