Keeping things under wraps? After Queen Elizabeth pulled out of an event last minute on Sunday, November 14, Piers Morgan is nervous that the monarch isn't on the mend after all.
"The Queen will miss the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph for only the 5th time in her reign (twice, she was aboard, and twice she was pregnant)," he wrote on Instagram. "The Palace says she has ‘sprained her back,’ but I’m beginning to fear there is something they’re not telling us about her health. Hope I’m wrong. Remember them today, and remember Her Majesty too."
Others agreed with the TV host, with one stating, "I, unfortunately, think you are 100 percent right 😢," while another added, "I feel the same, Piers. I hope we are both wrong my heart is with her ❤️."
A third user said, "I'm very concerned 😢."
However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made it clear that the 95-year-old is doing just fine. "I just want to say that I know everybody will be wanting to offer their best wishes to Her Majesty," he said at a press conference. "I just wanted to reassure everybody that I did see the Queen for an audience at Windsor on Wednesday and she's very well. It shouldn't need saying, but I wanted to say so anyway."
After the Queen was hospitalized in late October, it was announced that she would rest until mid-November. On Friday, November 12, the palace had good news.
"The Queen will attend the annual Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph on Sunday 14th November. As in previous years, Her Majesty will view the Service from the balcony of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office building. Mindful of her doctors’ recent advice, The Queen has decided not to attend the General Synod Service and Opening Session on Tuesday 16th November. The Earl of Wessex will attend as planned," Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Thursday, November 11.
But one day later, things changed. "The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today’s Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph," a statement read. "Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service. As in previous years, a wreath will be laid on Her Majesty’s behalf by The Prince of Wales. His Royal Highness, along with The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra will be present at the Cenotaph today as planned."