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Platinum Jubilee: Queen Elizabeth II pulls out of church service due to ‘discomfort’

The Queen will miss a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday due to feeling poorly, the Buckingham Palace said. The UK is celebrating the Queen's historic 70 years on the throne.

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