Queen Elizabeth II Told by Doctors to Rest for at Least Two Weeks: Buckingham Palace

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
October 29, 2021UK
Queen Elizabeth II Told by Doctors to Rest for at Least Two Weeks: Buckingham Palace
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey, in London, on Oct. 12, 2021. (Frank Augstein/Pool via AP Photo)

Queen Elizabeth II was told her doctors to rest for at least two more weeks, forcing her to cut back her schedule, according to Buckingham Palace in a statement on Friday.

The announcement comes days after the Queen, 95, spent a night in a hospital. Last week, the monarch had canceled a trip to Northern Ireland but resumed duties earlier this week on Tuesday, the palace said.

“Her Majesty’s doctors have advised that she should continue to rest for at least the next two weeks. The doctors have advised that Her Majesty can continue to undertake light, desk-based duties during this time, including some virtual audiences, but not to undertake any official visits,” the palace said Friday.

But it means that she won’t be able to attend the Festival of Remembrance on Nov. 13, according to her office.

“However,” the statement added, “it remains The Queen’s firm intention to be present for the National Service of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday, on 14th November.”

Queen Elizabeth II also recently canceled her planned appearance at a United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, which will be attended by a number of world leaders including President Joe Biden. The conference is slated to last from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12.

“Following advice to rest, The Queen has been undertaking light duties at Windsor Castle. Her Majesty has regretfully decided that she will no longer travel to Glasgow to attend the Evening Reception of COP26 on Monday, 1st November,” read the statement.

But Buckingham Palace confirmed this week that Prince Charles, 73, and Prince William, 39, would attend the event in Scotland, along with their wives, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 74, and Kate Middleton, 39.

After her hospital stay, palace officials said she was admitted after undergoing “preliminary investigations” for an unspecified ailment.

“Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the Queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today and remains in good spirits,” the palace said at the time.

The Queen, meanwhile, appeared in a cheerful mood in footage released by the palace on Thursday as she was taking part in a ceremony awarding a medal for poetry. She was also spotted greeting ambassadors in a virtual event.

On Oct. 12, Queen Elizabeth II was accompanied by Princess Anne to a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey and was seen in media footage walking with the assistance of a cane.

Elizabeth, who is the queen of 15 other realms including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, and next year celebrates 70 years on the throne, still carries out many public duties despite her age.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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