The Queen has been advised by her doctors to continue to rest for at least the next two weeks, meaning she will not undertake any official visits during this time, Buckingham Palace has said.

Buckingham Palace stated that Her Majesty could still perform light duties, including virtual audiences.

According to the statement, “Following their recent advice that Queen Elizabeth should rest for a few more days, Her Majesty’s doctors have advised that she should continue resting for at least two weeks.”

‘The doctors have advised that Her Majesty may continue to perform light, desk-based tasks during this time, including some audiences online, but not to make any official visits. Her Majesty regrets she will not be able to attend the Festival of Remembrance Saturday November 13.

“However, it remains the Queen’s firm intent to be present at the National Service of Remembrance, on Remembrance Sunday on November 14.”

It is believed that the Queen is in good spirits, and the medical advice is a prudent precaution.

Her Majesty has been recovering at Windsor Castle for the last ten days after her stay in hospital last Wednesday. She had cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland and was forced to cancel it. 

Buckingham Palace announced earlier this week that she would not attend the Cop26 summit at Glasgow. This raised concerns about Her Majesty’s health.

Since last appearing in public nearly two weeks ago, the Queen has only carried out virtual engagements, with the latest coming yesterday when she  virtually presented English poet David Constantine – who was at Buckingham Palace – with The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

The monarch, wearing a floral gown and pearl necklace, looked happy as she spoke with Mr Constantine via WebEx. Simon Armitage was accompanying her as Poet-Laureate Simon Armitage. 

She told him: ‘I’m very glad to have the chance to see you if only mechanically this morning. After presenting the award, Mr Armitage was seen shaking the hand of his fellow poet and exclaiming: “Very well done, congratulations.”

Her Majesty laughed and said, “I don’t know what to do with it.” Do you put it into a cupboard?

Her appearance via Cisco Webex video calls came two days after she hosted a virtual Audience for ambassadors from Switzerland, Republic of Korea, and Switzerland. 

Experts from the Royal Court suggested Wednesday that there may be a’reassessment of the Queen’s work and perhaps a slight gear change.

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Her Majesty has been recuperating at Windsor Castle for the past ten days following her stay in hospital last week. In a statement, Buckingham Palace said Her Majesty could still undertake some light duties including virtual audiences

Her Majesty has been recovering at Windsor Castle for the last ten days after her stay in hospital last Wednesday. Buckingham Palace stated that Her Majesty could still perform some light duties, including virtual audiences.

The Queen today presented a poetry award over a video call from Windsor Castle as she appeared for the second time after spending time in hospital and pulling out of the Cop26 summit

Today, the Queen presented a poetry award via video call from Windsor Castle. This was her second appearance after being in hospital and pulling out at the Cop26 summit.

Buckingham Palace announced today that The Queen was engaged. It said: “Her Majesty the Queen today conducted a virtual Audience via a video link from Windsor Castle.

‘Mr. David Constantine was received this afternoon by The Queen via video link when Her Majesty presented him The Queen’s Gold Medal of Poetry.

“The Poet Laureate Professor Simon Armitage was present.”

Answering Her Majesty’s query about what he would do to the award, Mr Constantine stated that he would put it “somewhere safe”. 

He continued, “This evening I will show it my children and grandchildren who are waiting for me in our home.”

The Queen responded: “Ah right, that will do it. It is a beautiful medal, isn’t it?

Constantine, now 77, is also an author of short stories and a novelist. He has published several poetry collections, including ‘Collected Poems’ in 2004 and ‘Elder’ in 2014. 

The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, established by King George V in 1933, was awarded to the recipient by a committee headed by the Poet-Laureate. John Betjeman was a previous winner, as well as Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes and Ted Hughes.   

Her Majesty will continue her work behind the scenes as the climate change summit in Glasgow takes place next week. She will also record a video message and will continue to record it. But, there may be an opportunity in the future due to the distances she travels.

It comes amid fears about Queen’s health, who will film a message that will be broadcast to delegates at Glasgow. This is after she was forced to cancel her visit to Northern Ireland at the eleventh hour last Wednesday.

Palace sources claimed that her decision to not travel to Scotland was a’sensible precaution,’ given her doctor’s advice to rest. She was determined that the conference would be a success.

Another source stated that it would have been “unwise” for the Queen of England to make the 800-mile round trip to Glasgow for the major event, which aims at securing global action on climate change.

Roya Nikkhah, Royal Expert, stated yesterday: “We had some very interesting background guidance yesterday from royal source saying that although she isn’t going to be there in-person, she is going film this video address this Week and she will be working behind the scenes making sure there are meaningful activities.

“And I thought it was really interesting that she was very keen that other heads of state and world leaders don’t use her absence to excuse not attending,” she said. She’s very attentive to it.

Her Majesty beamed as she virtually presented English poet David Constantine - who was at Buckingham Palace - with The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry yesterday afternoon

Her Majesty was beaming as she presented English poet David Constantine at Buckingham Palace with The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry yesterday afternoon

Ms. Nikkah was the royal editor of Sunday Times. She spoke to BBC Radio 4’s Today program and said that it was quite a journey for a 95-year old and that she had a packed diary (public and private) for a few weeks which has left her exhausted. 

‘And I think the feeling probably was – we don’t know, because we’re not doctors – but the feeling probably was from her doctors it was a little bit much for her to go up and do all that.

‘And it’s not just the travel – it’s also being on. It’s also entertaining and hosting world leaders, talking to them about climate change and all of that – I think the feeling probably is that’s just a little bit too much at the moment until she’s back to full strength.’

She continued: ‘I think there will be a reassessment and possibly a slight gear change in the kind of work the Queen does, the distances she travels, but I don’t think we will see – all being well, if the Queen is able to continue with public duties as we hope that she will be – I think we will still see her out and about as much as she and her doctors feel she can – but I think there will be a gear change, and her private secretaries and her diary secretaries looking at engagements that come in and thinking what does Her Majesty the Queen really need to be at, and what does she feel she really can do. So I think there will continue to be a review.

The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry presented to David Constantine at Buckingham Palace, London, during a virtual audience by Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen’s Gold Medal of Poetry was presented to David Constantine at Buckingham Palace in London during a virtual audience with Queen Elizabeth II 

Alexandra Burke and Geri Horner chat to the Duchess of Cornwall at St James’s Palace reception, where they are congratulating the winners of Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition. 

The Duchess Of Cornwall appeared in high spirits as she met with Alexadra Bruke and Geri Horner to host a reception for the winners of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition today. 

The Duchess of Cambridge, London, celebrated the oldest international writing competition for schools. She stepped out at St. James’ Palace to present the winners and runners-up with their certificates. 

Camilla, 74 cut an elegant figure wearing a navy suit and warmly welcomed Geri Horner (49), who looked stunning in a long-sleeved white silk gown with silver buttons and embellishments. 

The singer attended Buckingham Palace’s October 2019 ceremony before being made an inaugural member of the Royal Commonwealth Society. She also attended the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey last March. 

Buckingham Palace announced earlier this week that the Cop26 decision was made. 

“Her Majesty regretfully decided not to travel to Glasgow for the evening reception of Cop26 on Monday November 1. 

“Her Majesty is sorry not to attend the reception, but will deliver an address via recorded video message to the assembled delegate.

The palace still has not provided any explanation as to why the Queen was taken into hospital last week. After she announced her cancellation of the Northern Ireland visit, it was revealed that the palace initially said that the monarch was resting at Windsor. 

36 hours later, news had leaked, a spokesperson confirmed that she was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London for preliminary investigation’.

Aides had hoped the head of state would be able to lead the Royal Family at summit, either in person or via video link. 

She returned to Windsor on Tuesday, where she is now resting on doctors orders.

The photos show her face displayed on a computer screen as she met Gunn Kim (new ambassador from Republic of Korea), at Buckingham Palace. She also spoke with Markus Leitner, the new Swiss ambassador.

Cop26 organizers will be hurt by the Queen’s decision to not attend. 

Few people have the same authority and respect as the British monarch. 

The absence of the head of state is a concern. It is hoped that other world leaders will not use her absence to avoid attending the summit. 

It was revealed that Xi Jinping – the president of China and the planet’s largest polluter – has decided to skip the much-anticipated conference.

The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, and the Duchess Of Cornwall will continue to be part of the Royal Family.

Senior royal aides stated that the Queen will be working hard behind-the scenes to make the summit a success. 

She will be filming her video message at Windsor Castle this week.

Today's engagement came two days after the The Queen was photographed at Windsor Castle as she spoke to the South Korean ambassador and also held an audience the ambassador from Switzerland, Markus Leitner

Today’s engagement took place two days after The Queen was photographed at Windsor Castle, speaking to the South Korean ambassador. Also, she held an audience with Markus Leitner (ambassador from Switzerland), during which she spoke to him.

She criticised the inaction of world leaders to address climate change earlier this month.

Following the official opening ceremony of the Welsh parliament, Queen Elizabeth II spoke out about Cop26. She said that she had heard a lot about Cop26 but didn’t know who was coming. No idea. We know nothing about people who don’t come… It’s annoying when they talk, but it’s not.

Mail was told by a palace source that the Queen was being cautious and sensible by changing her plans.

They stated that “Her Majesty is following advice- rest and light duty,’ She remains in good spirits. Her Majesty received audiences today, and is expecting a call from the Chancellor this evening. This is the norm prior to the Budget. There are still light engagements.

The Medical Household, her team made up of royal doctors, is looking after the monarch. But the Mail revealed last Thursday that she had completed 19 engagements in October. This is an incredible workload for a woman her own age.

She was forced to use a walking stick in public two weeks ago, a stark reminder of her age. 

October 16 — Queen Elizabeth II attends Champions Day in Berkshire at Ascot Racecourse

October 13, 2019 — Queen Elizabeth II receives Dame Imogen Cooper at Buckingham Palace in London. There, she was presented with The Queen’s Medal For Music 2019.

October 12 — Queen Elizabeth II, using a walking stick, arrives at Westminster Abbey to attend a service in London.

Last Tuesday, the monarch was up for almost an hour as she hosted a lavish reception for Bill Gates, US climate envoy John Kerry and other guests. She looked bright and happy.

Buckingham Palace stated she’remains to be in good spirits’. However a royal source said that she was’sickened’. 

A Mail insider revealed that the Mail’s private office will be constantly reviewing her diary and making any necessary changes.

It was also revealed that the Queen missed Sunday prayers at Windsor’s All Saints Chapel in Windsor.

Following medical advice to cancel her two day trip to Northern Ireland, she has been resting.

After her return from Balmoral, the Queen had a busy schedule of engagements during the first week of October.

Her hospital stay was kept secret and was only confirmed by Palace when it was published in a newspaper.

It is rare that a major engagement would be cancelled at last minute. This suggests that staff are taking no chances on the elderly head of state’s wellbeing.

She has been through a turbulent 18-months, including the death and departure of Prince Harry (and his wife Meghan)

October 10, 2010 — Queen Elizabeth II is seen returning to church from The Royal Chapel of All Saints, Windsor.

The Queen keeps a busy schedule of events and audiences, and continues to deal with her daily red boxes of official papers.

Since her summer break at Balmoral, when she returned to Windsor, the Queen has performed 15 engagements, which are listed in the Court Circular. These include her audiences and an additional trip to Ascot.

Buckingham Palace senior aides are working hard to develop a strategy to manage Queen Elizabeth’s workload. This comes after she was accused of misleading the general public about her health.

Sir Edward Young was the Queen’s private secretary and faced calls last night to ‘be ruthless’ and purge the Monarch of all functions not relevant to her position as head of state.

Officials are believed to be creating a core list of key events that Queen Elizabeth II will prioritize in the next 12 month, which includes the Platinum Jubilee to commemorate her 70-year reign in Juni.

This is despite reports that the Queen will be accompanied in public by one of her grandchildren or children when she appears in public. This is to avoid cancelling and letting down the public in case of future health scares.

The Sunday Telegraph reported that another member of Royal Family will be there to help her if she has any problems.

The Palace’s communications team is under pressure from the public to be more open in the event that the Monarch, 95, needs further hospital visits.

Last week, the Queen’s courtiers were widely criticized for not informing the public that she had been admitted on Wednesday to King Edward VII’s Hospital, London, and stayed there overnight to undergo tests.

October 6, 2009 — Queen Elizabeth II gestures while she meets members of Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery at Windsor Castle to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of A and B Batteries.

After news broke, aides told the media that the Queen was at Windsor Castle. The scandal has highlighted the Palace’s growing challenges in trying to balance Queen Elizabeth’s desire to be active head of state and her need for health protection.

According to royal sources, the relaxation of Covid restrictions has led to a halt in the flow of public events, which is putting pressure on the Queen’s schedule. 

According to Buckingham Palace’s Court Circular she attended 13 different audiences or meetings, attended seven major events, and traveled almost 900 miles since leaving Balmoral in October 1. 

She also continues to read Government papers every day, which are delivered in red boxes. She also has a long list private meetings.

Sally Bedell Smith, who wrote a bestseller biography about the Queen, said that they must find some balance.

Majesty magazine’s managing editor Joe Little said that the Queen’s autumn schedule was more packed than expected, but that cancellations at the last minute were almost inevitable.

Mr. Little stated, “Every now and then there will be this reminder she is 95 and she cannot do what was expected of herself 10, 20 years ago.”

Last week, Nicholas Witchell, the BBC’s veteran Royal Correspondent, was confronted by backlash after he asked whether Buckingham Palace had compromised public trust by failing reveal that the Queen had been admitted in hospital.

In direct comments, Mr Witchell stated that journalists and the general public were not given the whole picture.

He said, “The problem, it seems, is that misinformation and rumour always thrive in the absence proper, accurate, and trustworthy information.”

But his remarks were met with online criticism. One Royal watcher on Twitter wrote that Nicholas Witchell is “truly so frustrating”. The Queen is 95, and like many of her peers, she’ll need to be admitted to hospital for various tests. That’s because that’s what happens at that stage no matter how fit you are. She doesn’t need to divulge every detail, let her keep some dignity.

October 4, 2018 — The Queen is shown a baton that will carry her personal message at Buckingham Palace, London ahead of the launch Queen’s Baton Relay to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

October 2 -- Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall looks on at the opening of the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament

October 2, 2012 — Queen Elizabeth II and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon shake hands as Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall watches at the opening ceremony of the sixth session Scottish Parliament

The Queen was spotted using a walking stick during a major engagement at the Westminster Abbey service on October 12. 

On Thursday, October 21, she was said be in ‘good spirits after her hospital stay. However, she missed the Windsor church service on Sunday.

According to royal sources, the Sunday Times was informed by Sunday Times that the Queen was ‘knackered due to a busy social and preference for late-night television, as well as a hectic schedule of engagements in October.

Six months ago, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen’s husband of 73-years, died at the age of 99.

Buckingham Palace did not comment on whether or not the monarch had her booster Covid-19 injection, but it is likely given her age that she has.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said that “Her Majesty the Queen” conducted two virtual audiences today via video link from Windsor Castle.

‘His Excellency Mr Gunn Kim was today received by The Queen via video link. He presented the Letters of Recall of the predecessor and his Letters of Credence, Ambassador from the Republic of Korea, to the Court of St James’s.

Her Majesty also received Mrs Hee Jung Lee.

‘His Excellency Markus Leitner was received by The Queen in audience and presented the Letters of Recall of His Excellency and his own Letters of Credit as Ambassador from the Swiss Conffederation to Court of St. James’s. Her Majesty also received Mrs Leitner.

Before a night in hospital, the Queen’s busy schedule 

The Queen attended many engagements before she spent Wednesday night in hospital. Her doctors advised her to rest, and she was told to skip a Northern Ireland trip because of her busy schedule.

Here’s what the monarch, 95 years old, has been doing since she returned to Windsor Castle at Windsor Castle at the beginning of October.

October 6: The Queen hosts two virtual audiences at Windsor with both the ambassador for Belize, and the Greek ambassador.

She meets Canadian troops from the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery and then has a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

October 7: The Queen launches the Queen’s Baton Relay for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with the Earls of Wessex from the Buckingham Palace forecourt.

October 12: The Queen and Princess Royal attend a Westminster Abbey service to thank God for the centenary of Royal British Legion.

She uses a walking stick to get around the abbey. This is the first time she’s done this at a major event.

October 13: The monarch will have a face-to–face audience with pianist Dame Imogen Coker to present her the Queen’s Medal for Musical Arts. She also has three other audiences.

October 14: The Queen gives a speech at the Welsh Senedd’s sixth session on an off-day to Cardiff.

October 16: Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is won by the Queen during Ascot’s Qipco British Champions Day.

October 18: She has a virtual audience of Dame Cindy Kiro, the Governor-General for New Zealand.

October 19: The Queen hosts three engagements – two virtual audience with the Japanese ambassador and one with the EU ambassador. Finally, the Queen hosts an evening reception at Windsor Castle in celebration of the Global Investment Summit.