Queen Elizabeth Health Update: Hospitalized After Canceling Ireland Trip
After canceling a trip to Northern Ireland for health reasons, Queen Elizabeth spent Wednesday night in the hospital.
Earlier this week, we reported that Queen Elizabeth had canceled her trip to Ireland based on the advice of her doctors. Now, it’s been revealed that the 95-year-old monarch spent Wednesday night in the hospital.
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Queen Elizabeth Spends Night In Hospital
“Following medical advice to rest for a few days, The Queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today, and remains in good spirits,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement obtained by E! News.
Here’s a video report from CBS News on the Queen’s hospital stay this week:
The Palace had announced on Wednesday that the Queen “reluctantly” could not go through with her planned trip to Ireland.
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“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 Palace said on Wednesday “The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland and looks forward to visiting in the future.”
Will Queen Elizabeth Ever Step Down?
Dickie Arbiter, the reigning monarch’s former press spokesman, told Fox News on Thursday that he does not see the Queen ever stepping down.
“Remembrance Day is coming up and is sacred in her diary,” Arbiter said on Thursday morning. “To suggest she’ll back down is patronizing and fighting fire – the queen will instead ask her officials to pace her engagements more.”
Arbiter went on to say that God is one of the main reasons that Queen Elizabeth won’t step down.
“During her coronation, she made a vow in the eyes of God, and you can’t compare that promise to the pope retiring,” he added. “The queen has had a very strenuous few days ago, which is why doctors probably advised her to cancel her upcoming trip.”
“It’s a lot to ask of anyone any age – even when she’s not at engagements the monarch has mounds of paperwork to go through,” Arbiter continued. “The officials at Buckingham Palace will be looking very carefully to pace her engagements.”
Queen Elizabeth II.
Britain’s longest-serving monarch spent a night in hospital for tests and was said to be back at her desk on Thursday afternoon.
Next year she is due to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee to mark 70 years on the throne pic.twitter.com/pGgSW64thO
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‘You Are As Old As You Feel’
The Queen’s hospital stay comes just days after she politely declined the honor of being named “Oldie of the Year” by a British magazine.
“Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such The Queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept, and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient,” read a letter from her assistant private secretary, Tom Laing-Baker. He went on to end this letter “with Her Majesty’s warmest best wishes.”
We certainly hope and pray that nothing is seriously wrong with Queen Elizabeth’s health.
The 95-year-old Queen Mother is beloved around the world and by her subjects, who would love to keep her around for many years to come!