The Queen spent night in hospital after cancelling Northern Ireland visit

Buckingham Palace says Elizabeth II is now back in Windsor after doctors advised a few days’ rest

The Guardian

By Harry Taylor
Queen Elizabeth II welcomed guests at a Windsor Castle reception on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

The Queen spent Wednesday night in hospital after canceling a visit to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace has said.

The 95-year-old had been due to take part in a two-day trip, but doctors told her that she should rest for a couple of days at Windsor Castle.

However, she was then admitted to the hospital for “preliminary investigations”. She returned to Windsor on Thursday.

The Queen was seen by specialists at the private King Edward VII’s hospital in central London. Her admittance is understood not to have been related to coronavirus. It was her first overnight stay in hospital since 2013, when she also spent one night at King Edward VIII, being treated for gastroenteritis.

Publish : 2021-10-22 12:43:00

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