World Queen Elizabeth II Is Back Working From Home Five Days After Hospital Stay
Queen Elizabeth Accepts Medical Advice to Rest, Cancels North Ireland Trip
Queen Elizabeth Accepts Medical Advice to Rest, Cancels North Ireland TripThe monarch, 95, was set to make royal engagements on Wednesday and Thursday, October 21. “The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days,” the statement read, noting that she was “in good spirits” and “disappointed” to miss the outings.
Queen Elizabeth II met diplomats from Korea and Switzerland over a video call in her first official public engagement since a hospital stay.
The monarch, 95, was back at work less than a week after canceling a trip to Northern Ireland on medical advice.
Ambassador Gunn Kim, of South Korea, and Markus Leitner, Swiss ambassador, spoke to the queen after being newly appointed into their positions, according to Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth Spends a Night in the Hospital After Canceling Visit to Northern Ireland
Queen Elizabeth was released from the hospital on Thursday and "remains in good spirits," according to Buckingham Palace . In a statement issued on Thursday, the palace said that the 95-year-old monarch "remains in good spirits" following the overnight stay, during which she underwent "preliminary investigations." "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 statement read.
Photos show Elizabeth smiling and appearing in good spirits during the two separate calls from Windsor Castle.
The queenon Wednesday, October 20, and later that afternoon went to hospital for preliminary tests.
It came after she was twice spotted using a walking stick at official engagements, after previously having knee operations in 2003.
However, the night before her canceled trip she was without the aid as she shook hands with dignitaries including U.S. climate envoyand co-founder Bill Gates at a Global Investment Summit at Windsor Castle.
The palace has yet to confirm whether the queen will make a, the global climate change summit which is scheduled to begin on October 31 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth II Hospitalized: What is known
© Agency / Bestimage Queen Elizabeth II Hospitalized: What we know Wednesday, October 20, Queen Elizabeth II was admitted for the night in a hospital from the center of London. Despite a fear, this stay would be due to the "prudence" of his medical team, and to practical reasons, because the next day, Thursday, October 21, the 95-year-old monarch was back in Windsor. One night in observation, per pure precaution .
The royals are expected tolending their famed soft power to British diplomacy on a cause they have championed for decades.
Prince William,, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will all be part of the effort amid an ongoing palace drive to stake the royal family's claim to green issues.
A Buckingham Palace statement on October 20 read: "The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days.
"Her Majesty is in good spirits and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, where she had been due to undertake a series of engagements today and tomorrow.
"The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland, and looks forward to visiting in the future."
However, the palace confirmed a stay in the hospital after details were leaked to The Sun newspaper last week.
Confusion reigns over Queen Elizabeth II's health after hospital stay
Questions mounted Friday about the health of 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth II after she had tests and spent a night in hospital, despite royal officials saying she was resting at home. - Public concern - Queen Elizabeth II is head of state in the UK and 15 other realms around the world, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Preparations are already under way to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee next year, marking her 70 years on the throne.The palace said she was back at her desk on Thursday afternoon undertaking "light duties".The disclosure, however, will inevitably raise fears for her health and the toll of her public duties given her advanced age.
On Thursday, October 21, the palace added: "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."
BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said last week the palace had led the media to believe Elizabeth was resting at Windsor Castle when she was in reality in the hospital.
He toldBreakfast: "The problem, it seems to me, is that rumor and misinformation always thrives in the absence of proper, accurate, and trustworthy information."
He added: "We are told that there were 'preliminary investigations' taking place. Well, that would suggest that after preliminary investigations there may be some further subsequent investigations.
"We are told that she is in 'good spirits'—that would certainly be in line with her stoical character—but that phrase is a little bit of a cliché now.
"We are told that she is back at Windsor Castle undertaking light duties. Well, we must hope that we can place reliance on what the Palace is telling us."
Queen Elizabeth Meets 'Mechanically' with Poetry Prize Winner After Canceling Scotland Trip
The 95-year-old monarch spent a night in the hospital last week, but she has resumed light dutiesThe 95-year-old monarch met with the 2020 winner of The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, David Constantine, over video call from Windsor Castle on Friday.
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