Queen Elizabeth II “in very good shape”, according to Boris Johnson

the essential Queen Elizabeth II is “in very good shape”, said Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Sovereign has been put to rest for at least two more weeks by her doctors.

Queen Elizabeth II, put to rest for at least two more weeks by her doctors, is “in very good shape,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the G summit 20 in Rome in an interview on Saturday. “I have spoken to Her Majesty and she is in very good shape,” the head of the British government said in an interview with British channel Channel 4, showing himself reassuring about the state of the Sovereign of 95 years. “She just needs to follow the advice of her doctors and get some rest,” Boris Johnson continued. “I think the whole country is sending him their wishes.”

The Queen, who spent a night in the hospital last week to undergo “preliminary examinations” in Buckingham Palace’s terms, had to reluctantly cancel her trip to the COP 26 on the climate in Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom), a few days after having given up on a trip to Northern Ireland. The sovereign must renounce any official travel for at least two more weeks, Buckingham announced Friday evening. It will nevertheless be able to continue to carry out “light tasks”, including hearings by videoconference, specified the palace.

The queen must cancel her participation in the festival of remembrance on 13 November, which pays tribute to British and Commonwealth soldiers, but she “maintains the firm intention” to be present at the event which marks Remembrance Sunday the next day around the cenotaph in London, specifies the royal press release published on Friday. If she has not laid a wreath at the foot of the monument herself since 2017, she attends the ceremony from the balcony of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, underlined the Times Saturday.

The Queen was laid to rest on 13 October, the day after a reception at Windsor Castle where she appeared chatting with her Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the American businessman Bill Gates. Her last appearance in the public eye was on Thursday, when she presented the gold medal for poetry to English poet David Constantine in a videoconference hearing. A video of 24 seconds broadcast by the palace with the watch smiling, discussing through screens interposed with the poet.

Elizabeth II, whose husband Prince Philip died last April at the age of 99, was recently seen walking with a cane, a first since 2004.

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