Queen Elizabeth II, 95-year-old monarch, spent Wednesday night at King Edward VII’s hospital following medical advice to rest for a few days while “preliminary investigations,” according to a Buckingham palace spokesperson. Before, she cancelled a planned trip to Northern Ireland this week. She 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 Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland. The Queen was back at her desk Thursday afternoon and undertaking light duties. “Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such The Queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept, and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient,” read a letter from her assistant private secretary, Tom Laing-Baker.
The Queen last public appearance was on Tuesday night. Alongside Prince Charles, Prince William, other royals and Prime Minister Boris Johnson she welcomed international business and investment leaders at the Windsor castle for a Global Investment Summit reception. Queen Elizabeth is expected to lead the royal delegation at the climate summit in Glasgow in two weeks. Her Majesty is the longest-serving monarch in British history. She still maintains a busy diary of events.