Despite some health setbacks, Queen Elizabeth is determined to bring together her family for the holidays.
“This year, more than ever, it is incredibly important to Her Majesty to be surrounded by her loved ones," a palace insider said, The Mirror reported. “The Queen is totally committed to hosting everyone as she hopes to make it back to full health in the coming weeks. Her Majesty is resting under doctors’ orders with the intention of being able to fully enjoy the company of her extended family over the holiday period."
“After being forced to cancel a host of engagements, the family get-together will be the perfect tonic," the source added.
The Queen, 95, was supposed to visit Northern Ireland a few weeks ago, but instead was told to stay home and rest. After being hospitalized for one night, her doctors told her to pull back from some engagements, including the COP26 Climate Summit Conference.
Shortly after, it was announced that she would be staying home for the next few weeks.
"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," the palace in a statement. "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, 13th November."
The statement concluded, "However, it remains The Queen's firm intention to be present for the National Service of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday, on 14th November."
Recently, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson shared an update as to how the Queen was doing.
"I spoke to Her Majesty and she's on very good form," he said, The Guardian reported. "She's just got to follow the advice of her doctors and get some rest and I think that's the important thing. I think the whole country wishes her well."