Queen Elizabeth Urged by Doctors to Rest at Least 2 Weeks
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has been advised by her doctors to rest for at least the next two weeks, Buckingham Palace said on Friday, deepening the anxieties about her health that began last week when she abruptly canceled a visit to Northern Ireland because of what aides at the palace described as fatigue. While the palace said the queen would continue to carry out “light, desk-based duties” and could conduct meetings via Zoom, she will not take part in any official events or ceremonies, including the Festival of Remembrance, a gala scheduled for Nov. 13 that honors soldiers and civilians who sacrificed for Britain in wartime.
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Queen Elizabeth is staying busy despite her recent health scares. © STEVE PARSONS/POOL/AFP via Getty Queen Elizabeth
The 95-year-old monarch welcomed Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle on Wednesday. The Queen, who wore a green patterned dress, black shoes and her two-strand pearl necklace for the occasion, shook hands and spoke with Bailey during their visit. She was surrounded by family photos displayed in the background (including grandson Prince William and Kate Middleton's sweet engagement portrait).
Queen Elizabeth wore a neon green dress and a butterfly brooch with a special hidden meaning during a speech to world leaders
Her Majesty's brooch may have been a subtle tribute to Prince Philip, who died earlier this year at the age of 99.The 95-year-old monarch wore a butterfly-shaped diamond and ruby brooch which was a wedding present from the Dowager Countess of Onslow, Harper's Bazaar reports. Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip tied the knot on November 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey.
It's the latest sign that the Queen is on the mend following her October 20th hospitalization. After being told to rest by doctors, she canceled several engagements, including a last-minute decision to not appear at the Remembrance Day event due to a sprained back earlier this month.
In addition to using a walking cane to get around at events last month, the Queen has also reportedly been advised to give up horse riding and martinis.
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In addition to having her first in-person engagement following the hospitalization last week — an audience with General Sir Nick Carter at Windsor Castle — the Queen was able to attend the joint christening for two of her great-grandsons over the weekend.
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The Queen's special brooch and photo share a similar theme often associated with lossThe monarch, 95, addressed attendees at the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow at an evening reception on Monday via a video she recorded after confirming she would not attend due to health concerns.
Queen Elizabeth was photographed riding in a car to the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor, where Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's 9-month-old son, August, and Zara and Mike Tindall's 8-month-old son, Lucas, were baptized.
The Queen's outing at the baptism came about a day after the monarch marked her 74th anniversary with her late husband Prince Philip, her first without him following his death at age 99 in April. Both August and Lucas are partly named after Philip — it is a middle name for each of the boys. © Provided by People Samir Hussein - Pool/WireImage Queen Elizabeth
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During his royal tour of Jordan with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall last week, Prince Charles spoke with Sky News and gave an update his mother.
When asked how the Queen was doing, Charles replied quietly that she was "alright."
"Once you get to 95, it's not quite as easy as it used to be," he said with a chuckle. "It's bad enough at 73."
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