Queen Elizabeth is cancelling a trip on non-COVID related doctor’s orders.
The longest-reigning British monarch was set to visit Northern Ireland today and tomorrow, but Buckingham Palace says she will instead be resting at Windsor Castle.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth accepts medical advice to rest for a few days, canceling a planned visit to Northern Ireland https://t.co/7AF3qdLMbD
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The Palace stated, “The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland, and looks forward to visiting in the future.”
The Queen, along with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, had been due to attend a church service in the city of Armagh on Thursday, marking the centenary of partition and Northern Ireland’s foundation.
The palace says Her Majesty is in good spirits and looks forward to celebrating her Platinum Jubilee in 2022 for seventy years of service.
No British monarch has ever reached that milestone. Queen Elizabeth, 95, was crowned when she was 25 years old. She was recently advised to cut out her evening martini as well.
She recently lost her husband, Prince Phillip, who died just shy of his 100th birthday in April 2021. They were married for 73 years…three years longer than her reign.
The Queen mum lived to 101.
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. 1900-2002. Died aged one hundred and one. pic.twitter.com/Npihx6WGrP
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