After being put to rest by her doctors, Queen Elizabeth II, 95, spent the night from Wednesday to Thursday in hospital to undergo examinations presented as “preliminary” by Buckingham Palace.
While she must celebrate her 70 years on the throne in 2022, the sovereign continues to display good form and her hospitalizations made public are extremely rare. The last dates back to 2013, when she spent 24 hours in the hospital with gastroenteritis, and the previous one ten years earlier.
“Following medical advice recommending her to rest for a few days, the Queen went to hospital on Wednesday afternoon for preliminary examinations and returned to Windsor Castle at lunchtime on Thursday. , wrote the palace in a brief statement. She “maintains good morale”, it is added.
Despite her age, the death of her husband Philip in April and the Covid-19 pandemic, the British sovereign tirelessly continues to participate in public events. She appeared again Tuesday at a reception at Windsor Castle, near London, attended by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, businessman Bill Gates or US climate envoy John Kerry.
Visibly in good shape, she shook hands without gloves and stood chatting with the guests, without a mask. But on Wednesday, she had canceled a visit to Northern Ireland after “reluctantly accepting” her doctors’ advice to rest.