Queen Elizabeth II is the world’s longest-reigning monarch, she has been presiding over Britain, the UK and the Commonwealth for almost seven decades, ascending to the throne in 1952, aged 25, however she might be facing health concerns.
We’ve recently learned that Queen Elizabeth has “reluctantly” accepted medical advice and canceled a trip to Northern Ireland, which was planned for Wednesday and Thursday, in a statement from Buckingham Palace.
She has been advised to rest for “next few days,” the palace said in a statement. However, a source close to the palace has stated that it is “not Covid related.”
“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,” was said in the statement.
Adding that “the Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland, and looks forward to visiting in the future.”
The Queen had been due to attend a church service in the city of Armagh this Thursday, set to mark the centenary of partition and Northern Ireland’s foundation. She was due to be joined by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Irish president Michael D. Higgins had also been invited to the church service, however, had declined because its title “isn’t a neutral statement politically.”
Ireland’s Church Leader’s Group acknowledged “the significance of her commitment to the work of peace and reconciliation,” also stating that the group was “sorry” the Queen could not attend.
But don’t panic just yet, the Queen is still expected to attend the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, slated to begin later this month. An issue we suspect the Queen deems to be quite important, as she was overheard saying last week that she found the lack of action on this issue “irritating.”
We sincerely hope that Queen Elizabeth II is still in good health, this medical update comes just days after she turned down an attempt to award her the title of “Oldie of the Year,” saying that she felt “too young at heart” for such an award.