UK News Queen forced to give up horse riding after suffering 'discomfort'
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge host delayed Diana statue reception
Close friends and family of the late Princess of Wales gathered at Kensington Palace for the delayed celebration of the Diana statue.Close family and friends of the late royal - who died in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997, aged 36 - gathered at Kensington Palace on Tuesday (19.10.21), as thanks were given to the donors of the bronze tribute erected in the Sunken Garden of the royal residence.
was forced to give up horse riding two months ago after suffering 'discomfort', according to reports.
Her Majesty, 95, was told to stop with her beloved hobby in early September, but is determined to get back in the saddle soon.
According to The Sun, The Queen - who is known for her love of horseback riding and as an avid racing fan - has not been out on a horse since she took a summer break to Scotland.
Citing a source from Balmoral Castle - the Scottish holiday home of the royal family - the newspaper reported that Her Majesty was 'in quite a bit of discomfort.'
The Queen’s October schedule so far as she ‘reluctantly’ takes break
The 95-year-old is said to be in good spirits and is looking forward to visiting Northern Ireland again after being forced to cancel a visit.Here is what the 95-year-old monarch has been up to since her return to Windsor Castle at the start of October:
'She adores riding and it has been part of her ritual for most of her life,' the source said. 'She has been extremely disappointed not to go riding since the beginning of September.'
But the Queen has refused to give up on her favourite pastime, and according to royal insiders cited by The Sun, she is eager to return after taking time to rest.
For a long time, Her Majesty has been known for her love of equestrian activities, including going to watch the races, caring for horses and riding herself.
She has regularly been photographed on horseback during her reign, and before her coronation as a princess.
The 95-year-old monarch was due to travel to Scotland for the high-profile Cop26 evening engagement on Monday, but she will now record a video address for delegates.
The Queen’s busy October schedule before a night in hospital
The 95-year-old monarch has travelled to Wales among other engagements.She was ordered to rest by doctors and advised to miss a trip to Northern Ireland following her busy schedule.
It is understood the Queen very much wants the conference to be a success and result in meaningful action from the participating nations.
The Queen faced preliminary tests in hospital on October 20 during her first overnight stay at a medical facility in eight years, and has twice used a walking stick in recent weeks.
She returned to work on Tuesday, carrying out virtual audiences from Windsor Castle, her first official engagements in seven days, after she was ordered to rest by doctors - and later that day spoke with Chancellor Rishi Sunak ahead of the Budget.
The Queen has held her weekly meeting with the Prime Minister on Wednesday as she continues to carry out light duties.
The head of state and Boris Johnson spoke by phone the day after the Queen announced she would not be travelling to Scotland for the UN climate change conference Cop26.
Royal sources reveal Queen's visit to COP26 'hangs in the balance'
Royal sources have warned The Queen's appearance at COP26 is hanging in the balance after she spent an unplanned night at the King Edward VII hospital in Marylebone, London. The Palace said that the monarch was discharged on Thursday morning and returned to Windsor Castle at lunchtime, where she is expected to recuperate for the rest of the week.
An entry in Wednesday's Court Circular, the official record of royal engagements, said: 'The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen via telephone this evening.'
It is the first time the two national figures have conducted their traditional catch-up chat in three weeks.
There are no details in the Court Circular of Mr Johnson having an audience with the Queen last week when she was advised to rest and cancelled a two-day trip to Northern Ireland.
The Prime Minister was on holiday the preceding week, and the last official note of a telephone meeting between the pair was on October 6.
Queen is all smiles as she is driven around her Sandringham estate .
The Queen flew to her Norfolk country estate by helicopter yesterday from Windsor Castle, where she has been resting after her overnight stay in hospital as she continues her recuperation. The Queen, who was wearing a headscarf and sunglasses, was in the A-Bio Sdv8 diesel vehicle travelling towards Wood Farm on the estate, which she used to visit annually with Prince Philip around this time of year. The head of state is expected to spend the weekend at Sandringham while she has some time off after doctors advised her to cancel all official visits for a fortnight amid her determination to be fit for Remembrance Sunday.