Queen health: Distraught Britons wish Her Majesty well as she pulls out of COP26

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II will not attend the COP26 climate summit, Buckingham Palace has confirmed, with Britons wishing the monarch well.

Queen health: Distraught Britons wish Her Majesty well as she pulls out of COP26

Queen health: Distraught Britons wish Her Majesty well as she pulls out of COP26 (Image: GETTY)

Days after Her Majesty’s stay in hospital, the Palace has confirmed the Queen will not attend the climate summit in Glasgow. Britons, concerned about the monarch’s health after she was advised not to visit Northern Ireland earlier in October, wished Her Majesty well on social media.

Twitter users responded to the news saying the Queen’s absence is “completely understandable”.

@1sallysmith said: “Very wise I think. Stay safe.”

@Tilly5001 added: “Glad to hear The Queen will not attend given the advice to take lighter duties. Wishing her well.”

@iddy20101 said: “Oh dear …. She must be feeling very under the weather.”

Queen health: Buckingham Palace said she ‘has regretfully decided that she will no longer travel to Glasgow’

Queen health: The Palace said she ‘has regretfully decided that she will no longer’ attend the COP26 (Image: GETTY)

Queen health: Twitter users said her absence was the ‘most sensible thing to do’

Queen health: Twitter users said her absence was the ‘most sensible thing to do’ (Image: GETTY)

More users commented Her Majesty’s absence from the climate summit is a “welcome development”.

@frances14saint said: “Most sensible thing to do.

“I hope we are not going to loose this most consistent monarch.”

@beaglesrockyes added: “Probably the best decision. GSTQ!”

Queen Elizabeth II appears on a screen via videolink from Windsor Castle, where she is in residence, during a virtual audience to receive the as Ambas

Queen health: Her Majesty carried out a video engagement on Tuesday (Image: PA)

A statement from the Palace said: “Following advice to rest, the Queen has been undertaking light duties at Windsor Castle.

“Her Majesty has regretfully decided that she will no longer travel to Glasgow to attend the Evening Reception of COP26 on Monday, 1 November.

“Her Majesty is disappointed not to attend the reception but will deliver an address to the assembled delegates via a recorded video message.”

Richard Palmer, Daily Express royal correspondent also added on Twitter: “In short, the Queen is up to light duties such as reading and signing paperwork and holding virtual meetings but she is not considered well enough to undertake external engagements at the moment.“

It comes as Her Majesty has resumed royal duties from Buckingham Palace.

On Tuesday, she carried out two virtual audiences, meeting with the incoming Ambassadors from the Republic of Korea and Switzerland.

It marked the first time the Monarch had been seen since she hosted a Global Investment Summit at Windsor Castle on October 19.

Walkers on the Long Walk in front of Windsor Castle, Berkshire, after Queen Elizabeth II returned there on Thursday after spending a night in hospital

Birmingham news: A spokesman said the visit was for ‘some preliminary investigations’ (Image: PA)

Concerns flared over the monarch’s health after a Palace spokesman said a planned trip to Northern Ireland had been cancelled, and the Queen had “reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days”.

In a statement on Thursday night, Buckingham Palace said she had stayed in hospital on Wednesday night after attending for “some preliminary investigations”.

The statement confirmed the Queen had returned to Windsor Castle, where she was “in good spirits”, on Thursday.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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