The Queen spent a night in hospital for “preliminary inquiries” and has now returned to Windsor Castle “in a good mood”, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
The Queen is back at Windsor Castle after a night in a private hospital in London on Wednesday evening. Buckingham Palace made the announcement of the visit to Her Majesty’s hospital on October 21, revealing that it had been the subject of “preliminary inquiries”.
The palace statement said: “Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the Queen went to hospital on Wednesday afternoon for preliminary inquiries, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today ‘hui and stay in a good mood. “
As reported by the BBC, the Queen drove to King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone from her home in Berkshire and was seen by specialists. It is understood that her admission to hospital is unrelated to Covid-19 and that the decision for her to stay overnight was due to practical reasons.
This is the first time the monarch has been in hospital for eight years, when she is admitted after suffering symptoms of gastroenteritis. In 2013, the Queen was also taken to King Edward VII Hospital and it was here that the late Prince Philip, who she had been married to for 73 years, received treatment earlier this year.
Despite the positive news that she is now in “good spirits” at Windsor Castle, many anxious royal fans were quick to express hope that she would make a quick recovery, with some urging her to “rest” after her stay at the hospital. .
“Health and happiness to HM, our Queen Elizabeth, quick and full recovery. I hope HM is taking some time to rest,” tweeted a worried fan after hearing the news.
Health and happiness to HM, our Queen Elizabeth, speedy and complete recovery. I hope HM takes time to rest.22 October 2021
A second person echoed the sentiment, commenting: “I wish Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a speedy recovery as she spends the night in hospital.”
I wish Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a speedy recovery as she spends the night in the hospital. pic.twitter.com/hxxX25W1Lv22 October 2021
“Dear Queen Elizabeth II, rest and regain your strength. Much love,” said another fan.
Dear Queen Elizabeth II, rest and recover your strength. Lots of love. 💕 # ReineElizabeth #Her Majesty #HRHTheQueen #RoyalFamily pic.twitter.com/IJD1Lx3dZJ22 October 2021
While someone else thought her reaction to the news was almost as if the Queen was a member of her own family, writing: “I really love Queen Elizabeth II and it worries me to hear that she spent the night in the hospital. It’s like hearing your favorite elderly relative is hurting. “
I love Queen Elizabeth II very much and it worries me to learn that she spent the night in the hospital. It’s like hearing your favorite elderly relative badly22 October 2021
“Send my best wishes to this wonderful lady #QueenElizabeth,” a fifth person said gently.
Sending best wishes to this wonderful lady #QueenElizabeth pic.twitter.com/0gHujYTj0622 October 2021
The Queen’s Night at King Edward VII’s Wednesday came the same day she withdrew from a royal trip to Northern Ireland on “medical advice”. Her Majesty was due to visit Belfast for two days and only “reluctantly” accepted the advice to rest instead.
“The Queen reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days,” the official royal statement said.
“Her Majesty is in a good mood and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to travel to Northern Ireland, where she was to undertake a series of engagements today and tomorrow.”
The Queen, 95, canceled her planned trip to Northern Ireland today on medical advice. pic.twitter.com/1Qfht02msT20 October 2021
“The Queen sends her best wishes to the people of Northern Ireland and looks forward to visiting in the future,” he concluded.
Her Majesty is due to attend events at the upcoming COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in November. She will be joined by other members of the Royal Family, including Prince Charles and Prince William, and royal fans will no doubt be eager to see the Queen resume her busy fall schedule after her recent rest.