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William steps in as Queen suffers 'discomfort' in ankle

The Queen was forced to pull out of an investiture ceremony this morning after suffering "mild discomfort" with her ankle, a palace spokesperson said.

The Queen Credit: Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

Prince William took the Queen's place in the ceremony - the second time he has performed an investiture.

The Queen's condition is not a result of an injury, the palace said. She is expected to fulfill her engagements tomorrow.

"The Queen has a very busy schedule for the rest of the week, including a trip to Manchester with the Duke of Duke of Edinburgh on Thursday," a palace spokesperson added.