the essential Queen Elizabeth II, 95 years, accepted “reluctantly” the advice of her doctors to rest for a few days, forcing her to cancel a visit to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace announced on Wednesday.
“Her Majesty remains in good spirits and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, where she was to take part in a series of engagements” on Wednesday and Thursday, he said, adding that she was “looking forward to to be able to go there in the future “.
According to the British news agency PA, Elizabeth II is resting at Windsor Castle, near London, where she had spent successive confinements, and her condition is not linked to the coronavirus. She is vaccinated against Covid – .
The sovereign holds the record for longevity on the British throne, which she acceded to almost 70 years, in 1952.
Despite speculation about a withdrawal after the death in April of her husband Philip, she has recently participated in many public engagements.
She appeared again Tuesday at a reception attended by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and entrepreneurs in Windsor. Visibly in good shape, she shook hands and stood chatting with the guests. Last week she was seen walking in public with a cane, the first since 2004. This was not the case during the reception on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the British magazine The Oldie had indicated that the queen had refused the prize which it gives each year to an elderly person: “Her Majesty thinks that one is of the age that one feels and therefore does not think of fulfilling the criteria to accept “, had indicated his services in the letter of refusal.