After a health scare last week, Queen Elizabeth is now being told to stay put for a little while longer.
"Following on from their recent advice that the Queen should rest for a few days, Her Majesty's doctors have advised that she should continue to rest for at least the next two weeks," Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Friday, October 29. "The doctors have advised that Her Majesty can continue to undertake light, desk-based duties during this time, including some virtual audiences, but not to undertake any official visits. Her Majesty regrets that this means she will be unable to attend the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday, November 13."
The message continued, "However, it remains The Queen's firm intention to be present for the National Service of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday, on November 14."
Despite the concerns, it seems like the 95-year-old is doing OK, as she recently took part in two virtual appearances.
"The 2020 winner of The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, David Constantine, has been officially presented with his medal during a virtual Audience with The Queen," The Royal Family's Twitter page captioned a photo of the Queen wearing a floral top and chatting up a storm. "David was joined at Buckingham Palace by the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, who chairs the Poetry Medal Committee."
On Tuesday, October 26, she looked happy while entertaining her guests. "Her Majesty The Queen today conducted two virtual audiences via videolink from Windsor Castle," the palace said in a statement. "His Excellency Mr. Gunn Kim was received in audience by The Queen today via videolink and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Korea to the Court of St James's. Mrs. Hee Jung Lee was also received by Her Majesty."
The Queen pulled out of the COP26 Climate Summit recently, as her doctors thought it would be too much for her to go to Scotland.
“This decision was not taken lightly by Her Majesty. It would have been a long journey up to Glasgow and the reception is a long event, which she was very much looking forward to," an insider said. “However, the Queen’s doctors have been very clear and instructed her to rest. She has been able to take on light duties, but sadly attending COP would have been too much of an undertaking.”