United Kingdom: Queen Elizabeth II gives up participating in COP26 to “rest”

the essential Queen Elizabeth II, 95 years, has “reluctantly” renounced participating in the conference of the UN on the climate COP , following a notice advising him to “rest”, announced Tuesday the Buckingham Palace, less d ‘one week after a night of hospitalization.

“Following a notice advising her to rest, the Queen is performing light duties at Windsor Castle. Her Majesty has reluctantly decided not to travel to Glasgow to attend the COP reception 26 Monday, November 1, “the palace announced in a statement.

“Her Majesty is disappointed that she cannot attend the reception, but she will address the assembled delegates through a recorded video message,” the palace added.

After having had a very busy schedule at the beginning of October, the sovereign had given up last week to a visit to Northern Ireland on the advice of her doctors asking her to take rest.

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One night in the hospital

She had spent the night from Wednesday to last Thursday at the Edward VII private hospital in London after undergoing “preliminary examinations”.

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The fact that Buckingham only belatedly revealed this hospitalization, his first since 2013, had raised questions and criticism about the lack of transparency on the part of the palace.

Back at Windsor Castle, west London, she resumed her official activities on Tuesday by granting virtual audiences to new ambassadors to the UK.

Monarch for nearly 70 years, the queen, who is due to celebrate her platinum jubilee next year, continues to display good form in public.

Until her brief hospitalization, she had participated almost daily in official engagements. She was recently seen walking with a cane, the first since 2004.

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