United Kingdom: Queen Elizabeth II spent night in hospital for “preliminary examinations”

the essential After being put to rest by her doctors, Queen Elizabeth II, 95, spent Wednesday night 20 October to Thursday at the hospital. There she underwent examinations presented as “preliminary” by Buckingham Palace.

Buckigham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II, who has held the British throne for 26, spent the night from Wednesday to Thursday in the hospital for there undergo examinations presented as “preliminary”. At lunchtime, the 95-year-old Queen returned to Windsor Castle.

Elizabeth “keeps good spirits”, even though she has been put to rest by her doctors. The sovereign continues to display good form and her hospitalizations made public are extremely rare. Despite her age, the death of her husband Philip in April and the Covid pandemic – 16, the British sovereign tirelessly continues to participate in public events. But on Wednesday, she had canceled a visit to Northern Ireland after “reluctantly accepting” her doctors’ advice to rest.

According to British media, the Queen’s brief hospitalization in recent hours took place at the private Edward VII Hospital in central London, where her husband Philip had been hospitalized several times before her death. Her stay in the hospital was to be limited to consultations with specialists but it was decided that she would stay there overnight for “practical” reasons, according to the PA news agency, which specifies that she returned as soon as possible. Thursday at his office for “light tasks”.

Numerous public appearances

Despite her health conditions, the sovereign appeared again Tuesday at a reception at Windsor Castle, near London, in the presence of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, businessman Bill Gates or the American envoy. for the climate John Kerry. Visibly in good shape, she shook hands without gloves and spoke standing with the guests, without a mask.

The sovereign holds the record for longevity on the British throne, which she acceded to almost 70, in 1952. In addition to her rare previous hospitalizations, she is not known to have any health problems, but she must have missed a visit in January 2020 due to a slight cold. We could still see her riding a pony a few months ago.

Despite regular speculation about a withdrawal, especially after the death in April of her husband Philip at 99, the head of state of 16 Kingdoms continues to participate in many events in public. If she no longer travels abroad and is represented there by the heir to the crown, Prince Charles, her son, she participated in the G7 summit by receiving US President Joe Biden in June, hands over decorations and receives new ambassadors to the UK, sometimes by videoconference.

Since returning from her Scottish castle at Balmoral in early October, Elizabeth II has participated almost daily in public engagements. She notably attended a mass at Westminster Abbey on , gave a speech in Cardiff, Wales on 14, or assisted on 14 at horse races, his passion, in Ascot, near Windsor. In Westminster last week, Elizabeth II was seen walking in public with a cane, a first since 2004. The sovereign is expected at the UN climate conference of the COP 26 in early November in Glasgow, Scotland.

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