However, the world’s oldest and oldest monarch is determined to appear at the annual Remembrance Sunday service that commemorates the war dead in central London on November 14, the palace said.
Elizabeth, who is the queen of 15 other kingdoms including Australia, Canada and New Zealand, has been resting in her Windsor Castle since spending the night in hospital last week after suffering from “Preliminary investigations” for an unspecified illness that is not related to COVID -19.
Queen Elizabeth cancels visit to Northern Ireland on doctors’ advice
The monarch had already withdrawn from addressing world leaders in person next week at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow.
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And she lived through two difficult years. In April, her husband of more than seven decades, Prince Philip, passed away at the age of 99, while in 2020 his grandson Harry and his wife Meghan stepped down from royal duties and moved out. in the USA.
Her second son, Prince Andrew, also stepped down from royal duties due to his ties to US financier Jeffrey Epstein, a registered sex offender who committed suicide in a Manhattan jail in 2019.
Following the latest advice, Elizabeth will no longer attend a major event on November 13 at the Royal Albert Hall hosted by a British military charity. But the Queen had “every intention” to attend the main national service of remembrance for veterans on Sunday, November 14, the palace said.
Doctors’ orders: Queen Elizabeth II cancels travel plans
A palace source said the Queen remained in good spirits and recorded a video speech for COP26 delegates on Friday. Additional rest was a “reasonable precaution,” the source added.
However, the news is likely to raise concerns over the health of the Queen, who is set to celebrate her 70th birthday on the throne next year. The Daily Telegraph described the advice of two more weeks of rest as the most significant absence in the Queen’s long reign.
Aides gave no details of what prompted the medical attention last week, which followed the cancellation of a visit to Northern Ireland.
Since then, the Queen has appeared in high spirits in video footage released by the palace on Thursday, as she participated in a poetry medal ceremony.
Queen Elizabeth II returns to Windsor Castle, performs first duty since hospital stay
She was also shown smiling and greeting foreign ambassadors via video link.
Prior to this period, the Queen was known for her robust health and still holds many public functions.
The day before her hospitalization, she hosted an aperitif at Windsor Castle for billionaire business leaders, including Bill Gates, who were attending a green investment conference ahead of COP26.