Queen Elizabeth Holds First Engagement Since Missing Several Events Due To Sprained Back — See Photos
She's back at it! After missing several outings in the past few days, Queen Elizabeth held her first engagement on Wednesday, November 17 — and she looked like she is doing great.
The 95-year-old sported a floral dress while standing and chatting with General Sir Nick Carter.
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"The Queen today received General Sir Nick Carter for an Audience at Windsor Castle upon the relinquishment of his appointment as Chief of the Defence Staff," a caption read via Instagram.
Of course, people loved seeing the Queen back on her feet. One person wrote, "So lovely to see Her Majesty, hope she is feeling better," while another added, "Her Majesty looks fantastic! 🙏🥰."
A third user added, "Glad the Queen is already better!!"
The Queen was hospitalized in late October, and as a result, doctors ordered her to rest.
She was supposed to attend an event on November 14, but that same day, they announced that plans had 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."
On November 16, she was forced to miss the General Synod Service and Opening Session.
"It is hard to believe that it is over 50 years since Prince Philip and I attended the very first meeting of the General Synod," the Queen said in the statement. "None of us can slow the passage of time."
"Of course, in our richly diverse modern society, the well-being of the nation depends on the contribution of people of all faiths, and of none," she continued. "But for people of faith, the last few years have been particularly hard, with unprecedented restrictions in accessing the comfort and reassurance of public worship. For many, it has been a time of anxiety, of grief, and of weariness. Yet the Gospel has brought hope, as it has done throughout the ages; and the Church has adapted and continued its ministry, often in new ways — such as digital forms of worship."
Hopefully, she is on the mend!