Queen elizabeth ii reluctantly canceled a trip to Northern Ireland at the request of medical experts who wanted her to rest for a few days.
Buckingham Palace did not provide details of the decision, but said the 95-year-old monarch was “in good spirits” and disappointed that she could no longer travel to Northern Ireland for engagements on Wednesday and Thursday.
“The Queen sends her best wishes to the people of Northern Ireland and looks forward to visiting them in the future,” the palace said.
Instead of the trip, Queen Elizabeth II will rest at Windsor Castle, where she has been staying since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic last year in excess of caution for its safety.
The decision comes just days after Elizabeth saw her using a cane at a major public event while attending a Westminster Abbey service marking the centenary of the Royal British Legion, an armed forces charity.
She had previously been photographed using a cane in 2003, but that was after undergoing knee surgery.
The queen, who was widow this year, always keeps a busy schedule of royal duties. On Tuesday, she held hearings with diplomats and hosted a reception at Windsor Castle for global business leaders.
The Queen is clearly reluctant to let her age slow her down. The news comes as the British royal politely declined the honor for being named “Oldie of the Year” by a British magazine, claiming that she did not meet “the relevant criteria”.
Oldie magazine released the answer on Tuesday instead of officially handing it over to him.
“Her Majesty thinks you are as old as you think you are, as such the Queen does not think she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept, and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient,” a letter said. by his Deputy Private Secretary, Tom Laing Baker. He ended the letter “with the best wishes from His Majesty”.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.