Queen Elizabeth II given medical advice to rest
The Queen has “reluctantly” accepted medical advice to rest and has cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland.
Buckingham Palace issued a vague statement on Wednesday.
“The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days,” the statement said.
“Her Majesty is in good spirits and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, where she had been due to undertake a series of engagements today and tomorrow.
“The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland, and looks forward to visiting in the future.”
The medical advice comes just days after the Queen was seen using a walking stick at a Westminster Abbey service marking the centenary of the Royal British Legion, an armed forces charity.
The last time she was seen with a cane was in 2003 after she had knee surgery.
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