Sarah Ferguson Says Queen Elizabeth Is 'Doing Well': 'She Is An Extraordinary Woman'
For the past few weeks, people have been concerned over Queen Elizabeth's health, but Sarah Ferguson said there is nothing to worry about.
"She is doing well. She is my icon. When I see her, I pinch myself to remind myself how lucky I am. She is an extraordinary woman," she said an interview with Paris Match.
Recently, Prince Charles also spoke out about how his mother has been holding up. "Once you get to 95, it's not quite as easy as it used to be," he quipped. "It's bad enough at 73."
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This week, the monarch has been back on her feet, holding several meetings. On Thursday, November 18, she met with Nguyen Hoang Long.
"Today The Queen held a virtual Audience with His Excellency Mr. Nguyen Hoang Long, Ambassador from Vietnam," a caption read via The Royal Family's Twitter page. "There are more than 170 Ambassadors and High Commissions based in London. Each have an Audience of The Queen after taking up their role."
The day before, she was photographed up and about the palace. "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," the caption read.
After the Queen was hospitalized in late October, she flew to her Sandringham Estate to get some R&R. She was supposed to attend an event on November 14, but she had to pull out at the last minute.
"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 also made it clear that she is OK. "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."