The Queen is set to reemerge to public life this weekend following doctors’ orders to rest by attending the Remembrance Sunday event at the Cenotaph.
The 95-year-old monarch was told by doctors in October that she was to rest and it also emerged the monarch had spent the night in hospital.
As a result of being placed on bed rest, she was unable to attend the COP26 climate conference in person, as well as cancelling a handful of other appearances.
At a glance: 5 key facts
- The Queen had been ordered to stay at home and rest by doctors
- She was forced to cancel a handful of appearances including COP26 in Glasgow and a two-day trip to Ireland
- It was confirmed she would attend the Remembrance Day event on 14 November
- The Remembrance Day event is held annually at The Cenotaph in London, with the monarch traditionally in attendance alongside the Prime Minister and other politicians
- However the monarch will miss the General Synod Service on November 16, the palace said
What has been said?
Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement that The Queen will be attending the Festival of Remembrance this weekend.
They said: “The Queen will attend the annual Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph on Sunday 14 November.
“As in previous years Her Majesty will view the service from the balcony of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office building.”
However, they also confirmed that The Queen would miss the General Synod Service and Opening Session on Tuesday (16 November), adding: “Mindful of her doctors’ recent advice, the Queen has decided not to attend the General Synod Service and Opening Session on Tuesday 16th November.
“The Earl of Wessex will attend as planned.”
The Queen was already announced to not attend the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday evening, with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall leading the royal family in the event instead.
Why was The Queen told to rest?
The Queen was given bed rest orders by doctors on 20 October, after undergoing medical tests and being admitted to hospital for one night.
Although the reason for her hospital visit was not made public, Prince Charles responded to a well-wisher in Brixton at an engagement at the Prince’s Trust.
When asked “how is your mother?”, the Prince responded, “She’s alright, thank you.”
The first sighting of The Queen since her bed rest orders was on Tuesday (9 November), when she travelled to Windsor Castle after spending six day at Sandringham Palace.
She had been given permission by doctors to travel to the castle, where it is believed she was preparing to welcome her family for Christmas.
Will The Queen be her resuming appearances?
Although the palace has announced her attendance at Remembrance Sunday, they also said that she would not be attending the General Synod Service or the opening session the following week.
The Queen traditionally attends the Church of England events, however she has only been granted permission to attend the Remembrance event.
Royal sources had previously stated that the Cenotaph event had been “heavily inked” in her diary, with The Queen keen to honour Britain’s fallen soldiers as she does every other year.
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