Queen Elizabeth’s doctor advises her to rest, cancels Northern Ireland trip

Oct 21, 2021
Queen Elizabeth's health is in steady decline. Source: Getty

Queen Elizabeth II, the 95-year-old monarch, and ruler of the Commonwealth does not take orders from anyone except her doctors, who have ordered her to cancel a two-day trip she was due to attend to Northern Ireland.

The tour to Northern Ireland was due to depart on October 20, 2021.

The Palace released a statement announcing the cancellation of the trip saying she had “reluctantly accepted medical advice” to stay home.

The statement said, “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.”

Across the trip, the Queen was due to attend a service, marking the centenary of the partition of Ireland, when Northern Ireland separated from Ireland itself. This event was set to be controversial as the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, declared he would not attend the event.

Queen Elizabeth II is still expected to attend the COP26 UN Climate Change Summit in Glasgow at the end of October.

The Queen’s news comes less than 24 hours after the Queen hosted a reception at Windsor Castle for international businesses and investment leaders, to make the Global Investment Summit.

 

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This isn’t the only health advice the Queen has “reluctantly accepted”, with reports that she has been advised to cut back on her daily martinis. These reports also outlined that the Queen had been advised to walk less, with several adjustments to the way in which she arrives and leaves events being made.

Recently, Queen Elizabeth has also been seen using a walking stick while attending a Thanksgiving service commemorating the formation of the Royal Britsh Legion. Prior to this event, Queen Elizabeth had not been seen with a cane since 2003, after undergoing knee surgery.

 

 

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The slew of building medical concerns the Queen faces come months after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in April, 2021.

 

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Earlier this week, Queen Elizabeth was offered a very prestigious award: Oldie of the Year for 2021. However, it was reported that she “politely but firmly” turned the award down. Instead, the Award went to a French-American actor, Leslie Caron, age 90.

The slew of building medical concerns the Queen faces come months after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in April, 2021.

We wish the Queen a restful break.

 

 

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