Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday that Queen Elizabeth II “regretfully” canceled another long-awaited personal appearance on doctor’s orders.
World leaders gathering in Glasgow, Scotland for a major climate change conference next week will not meet her at the reception: The 95-year-old king will be at home for a second such cancellation in a week.
From a hospital stay last night, Queen is on “light duty-only” at Windsor Castle, where she has been living mostly since the COVID-19 epidemic in the spring of 2020.
“Her Majesty regretfully decided that she would no longer travel to Glasgow to attend the evening reception of COP26 on Monday,” the palace said in a statement.
“Her Majesty is disappointed not to attend the reception but will deliver the address to the assembled delegates through a recorded video message,” the statement added.
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The palace did not say who would organize the reception, but her son, Prince Charles the Prince of Wales, 72, and her eldest son, Prince William the Duke of Cambridge, 39, were expected at the reception. Conference.
The decision to abandon personal appearances in Glasgow came after the King’s trip to Northern Ireland was canceled at the last moment due to doctors’ advice.
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“The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Oct. 19.
“Her Majesty is in good spirits and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, where she will embark on a series of engagements today and tomorrow. The Queen sends her best wishes to the people of Northern Ireland.
A day later on Thursday, the palace confirmed that they had gone to the hospital on Wednesday and spent the night “for a preliminary investigation.”
“Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the Queen went to the hospital for some preliminary investigations on Wednesday afternoon, returned to Windsor Castle today and is in good spirits,” the palace’s statement said.
On Tuesday, he was still on “Light Duties”, but appeared via video link from Windsor Castle for the audience to welcome new ambassadors at Buckingham Palace.
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The Queen is expected to make a major contribution to the United Nations conference in Glasgow, hosting an opening reception with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The organizers’ announcement in August marked the King’s rare public association with a controversial global policy issue.
On 15 October, during a visit to Cardiff, Wales, comments captured on the microphone and taped on the phone criticized the lack of global action on climate change. In the recording, parts of it were unheard of, with the queen appearing to “taunt” the heroes “when they speak, but they don’t.”
More than 100 world leaders, climate campaigners and activists from around the world, including President Joe Biden, are expected to attend the conference organized by the United Kingdom.
The Queen, as she approaches her 70th year on the throne next summer, has cut off her public engagements since the April death of her husband of 72 years and her husband of 72 years, Prince Philip.
But he recently participated in a series of personal engagements that required travel, including appearing to open Welsh and Scottish parliaments.