Queen resumes virtual royal duties following hospital stay


The Queen has resumed her royal duties at present, albeit just about, following an in a single day hospital stay final week.

Her Majesty obtained two ambassadors – Gunn Kim from the Republic of Korea and Markus Leitner from the Swiss Confederations – by way of video hyperlink from Windsor Castle.

The 95-year-old monarch was as a consequence of go to Northern Ireland final Wednesday, however was compelled to cancel and spend an evening in King Edward VII’s Hospital in Marylebone as an alternative.

An announcement from Buckingham Palace on Thursday night time learn: “Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the Queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today, and remains in good spirits.”

Prior to the stay, her first in eight years, the Queen had already had a busy lineup of engagements all through October and was suggested to relaxation for just a few days.

For at present’s engagement, Buckingham Palace launched a picture of the Queen the place she might be seen carrying a yellow gown and a three-strand pearl necklace.

The Palace mentioned: “Today The Queen received two Ambassadors in audience via video link from Windsor Castle.

“There are more than 170 Ambassadors and High Commissioners based in London at any given time and each will have an Audience with The Queen shortly after taking up his or her role.

“Mr. Gunn Kim from the Republic of Korea and Mr. Markus Leitner from the Swiss Confederation each presented their ‘Credentials’  – a formal letter from their Head of State confirming that Her Majesty can trust them to speak on behalf of their country.”

Next week, the Queen is anticipated to steer a royal delegation on the COP26 summit in Glasgow the place world leaders are assembly to debate local weather change.

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