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LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II has canceled her scheduled appearance at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, accepting doctors’ advice to rest just days after spending the night in a hospital for tests.

The 95-year-old monarch announced on Tuesday that she had “reluctantly” decided she would no longer travel to Glasgow to attend the November 1 reception, a move that will dash hopes of the British Conservative government, which is keen to show the importance of the meeting for the fate of the planet. The climate conference runs from October 31 to November 12 and his presence was meant to kick off it in style and splendor.

“Her Majesty is disappointed not to attend the reception but will address the assembled delegates via a recorded video message,” Buckingham Palace said.

The news came after the Sovereign held virtual hearings at Windsor Castle on Tuesday – the first since revelations her doctors ordered her to rest last week.

The sovereign greeted the ambassadors of South Korea and Switzerland in her first tech-assisted appearance since being taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London on October 20 for “preliminary inquiries.” She returned to her home in Windsor Castle for lunch the next day and has been doing light chores ever since.

The Queen underwent medical tests after canceling a trip planned to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of Northern Ireland, and the palace said she had “reluctantly” accepted advice on rest for a few days . The case was not related to COVID-19.

His doctors ordered the rest last week after the monarch who likes to be seen by the people led a series of turbulent events. She held audiences with diplomats, hosted a reception at Windsor Castle for global business leaders, and attended the horse races at Ascot.

Her visit to the hospital last week came amid general concern over Elizabeth’s health. Days earlier she had been seen using a cane during a service at Westminster Abbey marking the centenary of the Royal British Legion, an armed forces charity. Although she used a cane in 2003, it was after undergoing knee surgery.

The Queen’s husband Prince Philip died in April 2021 at the age of 99. Elizabeth enjoyed robust health throughout her life, becoming the longest-lived and reigning British monarch. She is due to celebrate her platinum jubilee – 70 years on the throne – next year.


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