The Queen has spent the night in hospital after being told to slow down

Oct 22, 2021
Now 95 years old, the Queen was forced to cancel her trip to Northern Ireland this week. Source: Getty

The Queen is back at home in Windsor Castle and “in good spirits” after spending the night in hospital, representatives from Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

The statement, released on Thursday night from Buckingham Palace said, “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.”

Now 95 years old, the Queen was forced to cancel her trip to Northern Ireland this week after warnings from her doctors to slow down and walk less. The tour to Northern Ireland was due to depart on October 20.

The Queen is being forced to “reluctantly accept” her need to slow down. Last week there were reports that she has been advised to cut back on her daily martinis too. These reports also outlined that the Queen had been advised to walk less, with several adjustments being made to the way in which she arrives and leaves events.

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

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