Queen Elizabeth Ordered To 'Rest' For Two Weeks

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Queen Elizabeth II was instructed not to take any official visits for the next few weeks and rest after a stint in the hospital.

On Friday, Buckingham Palace issued a statement about the 95-year-old monarch and shared that "Her Majesty's doctors have advised that she should continue to rest for at least the next two weeks.”

“The doctors have advised that Her Majesty can continue to undertake light, desk-based duties during this time, including some virtual audiences, but not to undertake any official visits," the palace said, adding that "Her Majesty regrets that this means she will be unable to attend the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday, 13th November.”

They did ensure that the Queen had “firm intention to be present for the National Service of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday, on 14th November."

CNN reported that the the longest-living and longest-reigning British monarch "remains in good spirits" despite her bout of poor health and has continued with "light duties." The network also noted that the advice from the Queen’s doctor was a "sensible precaution.” 

Earlier this month, the Queen had canceled a trip to Northern Ireland but had conducted two virtual audiences with the South Korean and Swiss ambassadors to the U.K. just this week.

News of the Queen needing to rest is less than surprising considering her age, but also -— as The New York Times noted in its report this week — due to the “hectic public schedule” she’s maintained in the wake of the death of her husband, Prince Philip, back in April. 

“Some predicted she would recede into the shadows of Windsor Castle, where she and Philip had sequestered themselves during much of the pandemic,” said the Times, adding that “instead, she traded jokes with world leaders at a summit meeting in Cornwall, opened Parliaments in England and Wales, and played host to President Biden and his wife, Jill, at Windsor Castle.”

We wish the Queen a speedy and restful recovery.

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