Queen Elizabeth's Schedule Will Most Likely Be 'Rejiggered' After Health Scare, Expert Predicts
Going forward, it looks like Queen Elizabeth's schedule will be tinkered with after her recent health setbacks.
Royal editor Russell Myers believes the 95-year-old's doctors "stepped in and said, 'Listen, you're doing far too much.'"
“It’s a double-edged sword, really. She’d wanted to get out and about after being released from the shackles of the coronavirus restrictions," he said. “And, I suppose on a more personal level, she’s wanted to keep busy after losing Prince Philip and being able to get out and meet people. That’s why we’ve seen her take on an extraordinary number of events.”
In the future, the monarch's plans will be "rejiggered and reevaluated."
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The Queen was hospitalized in late October, and her doctors told her to stay put for a few weeks. She was then supposed to make an appearance at an event on November 14, but things suddenly 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."
Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that the Queen is on the mend. 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."
However, Piers Morgan has reasons to think otherwise. "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."