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The Queen's Walking stick

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BigBertha1 Wed 18-May-22 06:49:02

I just saw a clip of the Queen visiting the Elizabeth Line. Is it just me who thinks her stick is supporting her sufficiently? I'm sure it's a wonderful country stick much used and possibly belonging to Prince Phillip but it's the wrong height and she isn't using it properly. It must be making Occupational Therapists frustrated that she hasn't got an walking aid of the right specification. I expect it's just me isn't it?

Joseanne Wed 18-May-22 06:54:14

I'm thinking she might just have told all her advisors abd medical people to back off and that she will make her own choices thank you very much!

Greyduster Wed 18-May-22 06:56:35

I noticed when she was at Prince Phillips memorial service she had a thumb stick, but it seemed to be a shorter one that had obviously been tailored to fit her. I was so taken by it that I asked my son, who makes walking sticks for a hobby, to make one for me (it’s a work in progress🙄!). The one she had the other night seemed to be a longer one and yes, she was holding it on the shaft. It suited her and the occasion and she’s probably used to using it like that. Could be wrong of course!

MawtheMerrier Wed 18-May-22 07:32:55

It will be like the sort of thumb stick she has used for years stalking at Balmoral.
If she finds it helpful who is to say otherwise?

Serendipity22 Wed 18-May-22 07:52:39

I saw her on TV at the platinum jubilee celebrations and she looked lovely then I clocked the stick , she looked like she was about to scale a mountain, it looked like a typical country hiking stick... but so what, I mean who cares as long as she is happy with it and it gives her confidence.

What a remarkable lady.....smile

Lucca Wed 18-May-22 08:04:52

The queens walking stick
The queens photos
Is the queen on gransnet
The queen walks to her seat at jubilee celebrations
Queens speech

Any more ??
The queens hat ?
What does the queen watch on tv ?
How often does the queen wash her hair ?

Aveline Wed 18-May-22 08:09:07

It doesn't look very supportive. Maybe it's more for balance than actually helping take pressure off a joint?

maddyone Wed 18-May-22 08:09:46

There’s a children’s book called The queen’s knickers.

maddyone Wed 18-May-22 08:10:08

That was to Lucca.

Lucca Wed 18-May-22 08:11:38

And the queen’s nose…. Dick king smith

maddyone Wed 18-May-22 08:15:45

Oh I didn’t know that Lucca.

henetha Wed 18-May-22 10:07:53

Long live the Queen. And she has!

MawtheMerrier Wed 18-May-22 10:18:15

Lucca

The queens walking stick
The queens photos
Is the queen on gransnet
The queen walks to her seat at jubilee celebrations
Queens speech

Any more ??
The queens hat ?
What does the queen watch on tv ?
How often does the queen wash her hair ?

And not an apostrophe for miles? wink

henetha Wed 18-May-22 10:19:53

grin

Aldom Wed 18-May-22 10:24:41

If a walking pole type of stick helps HM to fulfil her duties at this stage of her life, then it's a good choice. I'm sure she has access to the best advice and has been advised to use this aid as apposed to a conventional walking stick. I wish her well for her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Lucca Wed 18-May-22 11:07:05

MawtheMerrier

Lucca

The queens walking stick
The queens photos
Is the queen on gransnet
The queen walks to her seat at jubilee celebrations
Queens speech

Any more ??
The queens hat ?
What does the queen watch on tv ?
How often does the queen wash her hair ?

And not an apostrophe for miles? wink

I put them in…..they disappeared!

Their are often typing error’s in posts Maw, your being mean… you should not of done that.

maddyone Wed 18-May-22 11:12:04

Their are often typing error’s in posts Maw, your being mean……you should not of done that. grin

Hellogirl1 Wed 18-May-22 11:13:40

I`ve got a copy of The Queen`s Knickers, bought it years ago for my grandson.

MawtheMerrier Wed 18-May-22 11:21:33

gringringrin
I know that you know - and you know that I know you know smile

winterwhite Wed 18-May-22 11:58:26

The trad type of hip height stick doesn't help much if the spine is the main problem. I thought the thumb stick looked ideal and was helping her to keep upright.

Elizabeth27 Wed 18-May-22 12:27:45

If only the Queen was on Gransnet then she would know that she has a stick that is the wrong height and she doesn't know how to use it properly