The Queen back at Windsor after hospital stay

By Hazel Shearing & George Bowden
BBC News

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The Queen spent Wednesday night time in hospital for preliminary medical checks and is now back at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace has mentioned.

The 95-year-old monarch returned from the non-public hospital in central London at lunchtime on Thursday and is “in good spirits”, the palace added.

The Queen had cancelled a go to to Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

She was given medical recommendation to relaxation for a couple of days after a busy schedule of public engagements.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned “everybody sends Her Majesty our very very best wishes”.

He added he was “given to understand that actually Her Majesty is characteristically back at her desk at Windsor as we speak”.

In a press release on Thursday night time, Buckingham Palace mentioned: “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 Queen travelled by automobile to the King Edward VII’s Hospital in Marylebone, about 19 miles (32km) from Windsor, the place she was seen by specialists. Her admittance is known to not be associated to coronavirus.

The in a single day stay was mentioned to be for sensible causes and the Queen was enterprise gentle duties back at Windsor on Thursday afternoon.

It is the primary time the Queen has stayed in hospital since 2013, when she suffered signs of gastroenteritis.

The King Edward VII’s is a non-public hospital utilized by senior royals – together with the Queen’s husband, the late Duke of Edinburgh, who obtained therapy there earlier this yr.

The information on Wednesday that the Queen must cancel a visit to Northern Ireland was at all times going to trigger concern.

Despite trying very effectively and completely happy at the quite a few occasions she has attended over the previous week, it can’t be forgotten that she is 95 years outdated.

It is a difficult stability for the palace to launch sufficient particulars concerning the Queen’s well being to maintain the general public knowledgeable whereas sustaining the privateness to which she is entitled.

It was for that reason that the information that she had been taken to hospital for checks was not introduced, till a report on the Sun newspaper’s entrance web page pressured the palace’s hand.

People can be involved, however the reassuring steering stays that she is in “good spirits” on her return from hospital and is effectively sufficient to undertake some gentle duties.

It has been a busy interval of official engagements for the Queen.

An official report of the Queen’s diary confirmed at least 16 formal occasions throughout October, and there had been the plans for her to embark on the two-day journey to Northern Ireland this week.

She was pictured internet hosting a Global Investment Summit at Windsor Castle on Tuesday night alongside Mr Johnson.

However, on Wednesday a Buckingham Palace spokesman mentioned the monarch had “reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days”.

He mentioned the Queen was “disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland” – which might have concerned an in a single day stay.

The Queen’s October engagements

The Queen started the month in Scotland, planting a tree with the Prince of Wales at the Balmoral Estate on 1 October and attending the opening of the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh the next day.

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Image caption, Prince Charles, referred to as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, planted a tree together with his mom to launch a tree-planting initiative

The following week, she met members of the Canadian army at Windsor Castle on 6 October and attended the launch of the Commonwealth Games baton relay at Buckingham Palace on 7 October.

Last week, on 12 October, she attended a church service to mark the centenary of The Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey.

She then travelled to Wales to open the sixth time period of the Senedd on Thursday.

By Saturday she was back in England – attending Champions Day at Ascot racecourse in Berkshire.

And on Tuesday night she was back at Windsor Castle internet hosting the Global Investment Summit.

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Image caption, The Queen was pictured alongside Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday

The Queen is predicted to guide a royal delegation to the Glasgow COP26 local weather change summit in two weeks’ time.

In reported remarks overheard at an occasion final week, she appeared to counsel she was irritated by individuals who “talk” however “don’t do” when it got here to defending the setting.

Earlier this week, the Queen declined {a magazine}’s award of Oldie of the Year, saying “you are only as old as you feel”.

She “politely but firmly” turned down the award, however despatched the Oldie journal a message along with her “warmest best wishes”.

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