And while rumors were circulating about her state of health, from Buckingham Palace it was announced that Queen Elizabeth was hospitalized on Wednesday night. The queen underwent preventive medical examinations and has now returned to Windsor Castle.
The 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth He returned from a private hospital in central London on Thursday afternoon and was “in a good mood,” the statement said.
A few hours ago, the Queen had canceled a visit to Northern Ireland, which had sparked rumors about her state of health.
Doctors advised her to rest for a few days after a busy public appearance program.
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“After medical advice to rest for a few days, the queen went to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preventive examinations, returning to Windsor Castle on Thursday afternoon and remaining in good spirits,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
The queen drove to King Edward VII Hospital, about 32 miles (32 km) from Windsor Castle, where she was examined by experts, according to the BBC. The information states that her admission to the hospital is not related to the coronavirus.
Her overnight stay at the hospital was said to have been decided for practical reasons and the queen returned to her office to take on some less important responsibilities again on Thursday afternoon.
It is the first time the queen has been in hospital since 2013, when she developed symptoms of gastroenteritis.
It is noted that it had recently become known that doctors had advised the queen to break a favorite habit: the evening martini. According to two sources close to the queen, the doctors advised her to abstain from alcohol with the exception of special circumstances in order to stay as healthy as possible in view of her difficult program in the fall and before the celebration of her platinum Jubilee next June.