The Belgian Royal Palace has released an update on the health issues of Queen Paola of Belgium, the wife of the abdicated King Albert of Belgium. In the statement, it is revealed that Her Majesty was allowed to return home from the hospital and that she is doing well.
On Tuesday night, Queen Paola suffered a stroke while she was on holiday in Venice, Italy. The Queen was repatriated to Belgium the following day where she underwent medical examinations in a Belgian hospital. On Wednesday the Royal Court confirmed that the Belgian Queen had a “health issue” and that she was returning to Belgium for “further medical examinations”. The Palace did not go into detail until now.
The Belgian Royal Palace has announced that it was a minor cerebrovascular accident (CVA) that Queen Paola suffered on Tuesday night. There is, however, nothing to worry about according to the Palace as there is “no permanent damage” for the health of The Queen. She is said to have recovered “quickly and spontaneously”.
The statement continues by saying that Queen Paola has undergone extensive medical examinations on which the information is based. Queen Paola has been prescribed new preventive medication to “efficiently protect her against recurrence”.
The Royal Palace has also confirmed that Her Majesty was allowed to leave the hospital. Earlier the doctors from the Italian hospital who first examined Her Majesty confirmed to the Italian press that the situation was not life-threatening and that the Queen was able to walk and talk.
Belgium media have found out that Her Majesty is now at her Belgium home Belvédère Castle in Laeken, Brussels with her husband, King Albert. It is also reported that Queen Paola’s son King Philippe immediately went to visit his mother in the hospital once she returned from Venice. The relationship between King Philippe and his parents has been very tense for many years now.