Charles replaces Queen at Commonwealth summit

It is not yet known why the Queen is unable to attend the meeting. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Queen will not attend this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm), Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

The Palace said Her Majesty will be represented at the summit in Sri Lanka by The Prince of Wales.

It will be the first time the Queen has failed to attend the meeting, which takes place every two years, since 1973.