The health of Queen Elizabeth has been the subject of much speculation after she stayed a night in a hospital in October to undergo a series of test. Though the palace has not shared any other details about the sudden admission, some devoted followers are wondering about the current health status of the British monarch.
Her Majesty first sparked concern after she was seen walking with a cane during an October 12 appearance at Westminster Abbey in London for a Service of Thanksgiving. Three weeks after her visit to Scotland, Queen Elizabeth canceled a trip to Northern Ireland after her medical team recommended that the royal must slow down a bit.
Recently, Queen Elizabeth has been seen holding some audience and performing royal duties again after weeks of res. But, does it guarantee that she has completely recuperated already? Keep on reading to know more details.
Has Queen Elizabeth Recovered Well Already?
Express UK reported that Queen Elizabeth appears to be well and in outstanding form after she completed six engagements in just one day. The publication shared the Court Circular revealed that the wife of the late Prince Philip carried out a mix of remote and in-person royal engagements on Wednesday.
Entries on December 8 read:
"The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen was received by The Queen today via video link and delivered up his Gold Badge and Chain upon relinquishing his appointment as Chancellor of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George. The Baroness Ashton of Upholland was received by The Queen via video link upon relinquishing her appointment as King of Arms of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George and delivered up to Her Majesty the Insignia of Office. Sir Mark Lyall Grant also attended an audience with the Queen via video link to be given ‘the Insignia of Office upon his appointment as King of Arms of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George.’”
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The Court Circular also read:
"The Queen handed to The Baroness Ashton of Upholland the Gold Badge and Chain upon her appointment as Chancellor of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George."
Of her six engagements on Wednesday, the most remarkable was the presentation of The Queen’s Medal for Music to Thomas Trotter. In the photos released, Queen Elizabeth, who donned a powder blue-colored dress, was seen shaking the hand of the recipient.
Eagle eyed fans also noticed a never-before-seen photo of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on the table. The framed snap, which was likely taken in 2015, showed Her Majesty together with her late husband and some of their great-grandkids, including Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Isla, Savannah and Mia.
Aside from that, Queen Elizabeth also held her weekly meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The mother of Prince Charles and Princess Anne has been holding confidential and private meetings with her prime ministers each week.
With this, it can be concluded that Queen Elizabeth has successfully nursed herself back to health after raising so much concerns in previous weeks. Based on the current situation, it may also be said that Her Majesty would likely deliver her traditional Christmas speech instead of having Prince Charles take over, as what other reports suggested.
Queen Elizabeth Is Unstoppable Amid Health Scare
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth has proven time and again that she is unstoppable, especially when it comes to performing her duties as the ruler of the United Kingdom. As a matter of fact, Her Majesty returned to work just a few hours after she spent one night in the hospital.
On October 26, an Instagram post from the official account of the royal family showed Queen Elizabeth returning to work for a video conference with two ambassadors.She also held a video chat with David Constantine, the 2020 recipient of The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, on October 28.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Channel 4 News on October 30 that Queen Elizabeth is doing great. He said:
“I spoke to her majesty and she’s on very good form. She’s just got to follow the advice of her doctors and get some rest and I think that’s the important thing. I think the whole country wishes her well.”
However, Queen Elizabeth shocked everyone when she skipped the annual Remembrance Sunday Service on November 14, which prompted Princes Charles, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Prince William and Kate Middleton to attend on her behalf. A statement from Buckingham Palace read:
“The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today’s Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph. Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service.”
On November 17, Prince Charles gave another update on Queen Elizabeth’s recovering. The Prince of Wales told Sky News that Her Majesty was doing great since she sprained her back. He added:
"Once you get to 95, it's not quite as easy as it used to be. It's bad enough at 73."
Though Queen Elizabeth quelled fears about her health in the past few weeks, it is good to see her up and kicking again. Her Majesty is expected to reunite with the rest of the royal family members later this month to spend the Christmas Day together and this year marks their first celebration without Prince Philip, who died in April.
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