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“She’s got the rest of her family around her, but when you think of all the planning there’s been for this and how long they’ve been together, it seems very sad that he can’t be with her today,” Mr. Barker said.

Tourist Cassandra Past, 20, of New York said she expected the queen to keep her chin up despite worries about her 90-year-old husband.

“She is the queen, and she sort of has to put on a good face for her country and her people,” Ms. Past said.

David MacDougall contributed to this report.