Buckingham Palace: The Queen advised to rest for 2 weeks

DOCTORS have advised the Queen to rest for at least another two weeks and not to undertake any official visits.

Buckingham Palace said: “Following on from their recent advice that the Queen should rest for a few days, 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.

“Her Majesty regrets that this means she will be unable to attend the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday 13 November. However, it remains her firm intention to be present for the national service of remembrance on Remembrance Sunday, on 14 November.”

She recently underwent tests that necessitated an overnight stay at the King Edward VII hospital in central London.

It means the 95-year-old will not attend the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on the eve of Remembrance Sunday, though she hopes to be at the Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service itself.

She had already cancelled her planned visit to Cop26 and a two-day visit to Northern Ireland. Though she intends to be at the Cenotaph service, the Prince of Wales will again perform the wreath-laying on her behalf, as he has done since 2017.

The Guardian

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