Queen must ‘pace herself’ after ‘preliminary’ hospital checks

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THE QUEEN must “pace herself” after “preliminary” hospital checks, royal commentator Robert Jobson has said.

“She must, therefore, recognise, as her late husband did, that she is only human and she must pace herself going forward – for all our sakes.”

Mr Jobson’s comments in the Daily Mirror come after the Queen was forced to cancel a trip to Northern Ireland last week, after receiving medical advice telling her to rest for a few days instead.

She was then admitted to hospital for an overnight stay on Wednesday, for some “preliminary checks”.

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The Queen must ‘pace herself’ after ‘preliminary’ hospital checks (Image: Getty)

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Prince Philip stepped back from royal duties at age 96. (Image: Getty)

This was the monarch’s first overnight stay in hospital in eight years.

After the Queen’s trip to hospital, the palace released a statement saying: “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 (Thursday) and remains in good spirits.”

The decision to admit the monarch is believed to have been a precautionary one.

But Mr Jobson said that, given her age – and her consistently busy schedule – we should not “be hugely surprised” that the queen was forced to rest.

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The Queen was pictured using a walking stick for the first time. (Image: Getty)

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The Queen hosted world leaders at a Global Investment Summit reception last week. (Image: Getty)

“This month since returning from her annual summer break in Balmoral, she seems to have been a constant presence in our newspapers and online.

“We should not, therefore, be hugely surprised by the advice from her medical household that she should rest up for a few days.

He also said that the Queen’s choice to give up “her favourite alcohol tipple” is another factor contributing to fears about the Queen’s health.

“This coupled with the fact that she has given up her favourite alcohol tipple – a strong early evening Martini – on doctors’ advice, has got some very commentators worried.”

But in spite of the Queen’s seemingly ill health, she is still set to attend the COP26 Climate Summitt in Glasgow next month.

The summit is expected to attract 120 heads of state, including US President Joe Biden.

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The Queen is still expected to attend COP26 in Glasgow next month (Image: PA)

Others expected to travel to Scotland include Pope Francis and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg.

Mr Jobson said the Queen is “determined” to do so, adding: “London Bridge is NOT falling down and Her Majesty is in fine fettle, I am told.”

Just last month, the queen rejected a magazine’s Oldie of the Year Award, saying: “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.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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