British royal family: Queen Elizabeth should take it easy


Status: 10/30/2021 2:56 p.m.

Great Britain worries about its head of state: Queen Elizabeth II has canceled her participation in the climate conference. The doctors ordered the 95-year-old to rest. Prime Minister Johnson tried to give the all-clear.

Because of her apparently poor health, doctors have ordered Queen Elizabeth II of England to rest for two weeks. This is “the most significant absence of her long reign,” wrote the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

However, the Queen seems to be a stubborn patient. As the “Daily Mirror” reported, the imperturbable monarch poses problems for her doctors. The Queen was determined to personally attend the memorial service for the British World War II dead on November 14th, it said, citing palace circles. The traditional Remembrance Day is one of the most important dates in the royal calendar. “The doctors who have advised Her Majesty to spare must have very good reasons to stop them,” said “Mirror” from the palace.

Guarded like a state secret

What the Queen actually lacks is not known and is guarded like a state secret. The Queen recently had to spend a night in the hospital. The palace justified the stay with “practical reasons”. The Queen was there for “preliminary examinations”.

However, the 95-year-old was recently seen for the first time without acute medical reasons at two appointments with a walking stick – she later canceled a visit to Northern Ireland. This was followed by the night in the clinic. Most recently, the Queen canceled her visit to the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, although the palace had recently confirmed participation.

“She is in very good shape”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson countered fears about the health of Queen Elizabeth II. “I have spoken to Her Majesty and she is in very good shape,” said the head of government on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome. “All she has to do is follow the advice of her doctors and get some rest – and I think that is exactly what is important now.”

The focus is now on the queen’s full schedule. The PA news agency counted just under a dozen appointments in October alone, despite the hospital stay. The “Mirror” reported that the employees at the court had been instructed to carefully check the agenda until Christmas and afterwards.


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