The 95-year-old Queen, the world’s oldest and longest-serving monarch, spent the night at King Edward VII Private Hospital in London last Wednesday after undergoing “preliminary inquiries” for an unspecified but unrelated illness to COVID-19. It was the first overnight stay at Elizabeth’s Hospital in years, but royal officials said she was in good spirits and returned to her home in Windsor Castle the next day when she resumed her light tasks.
On Tuesday, she held two virtual hearings to welcome the new ambassadors to Britain from South Korea and Switzerland. The photos showed the monarch, wearing a yellow dress, smiling and looking at each other as usual during the engagement.
Elizabeth, who is the queen of 15 other kingdoms including Australia, Canada and New Zealand and who will celebrate her 70th birthday next year on the throne, is known for her robust health and continues to exercise many public functions.
However, she was forced to cancel a planned official trip to Northern Ireland last week after her medical team said she would have to rest for a few days.
The rest period followed a few eventful days for the monarch during which she held audiences with diplomats, hosted a reception at Windsor Castle for global business leaders and attended horse races at the Racecourse of Ascot.
Elizabeth is due to host world leaders from October 31 to November 31. 12 United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow.