If it is a good enough excuse for the Queen of the United Kingdom, aka the Head of the Commonwealth, to miss a social engagement, it’s good enough for me.
Darling husband has been instructed to give my regrets in the same manner as Queen Elizabeth has during her platinum jubilee celebration, by telling my subjects that I have discomfort and will not be attending.
This could mean anything from I’m a wee bit gassy to, your racist rants offend me to, I’ve fallen and won’t be getting up anytime soon.
I apologize in advance for my absence. I’ll be back in fine form once my discomfort is relieved.