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Queen Elizabeth II

Palace sources: The Queen’s medical issue is not covid related

Sources close to Buckingham Palace say that The Queen has not cancelled a series of engagements due to coronavirus.

The 95-year-old monarch has cancelled a two-day visit to Northern Ireland after being ordered to rest by her doctors.

The 95-year-old monarch was “reluctant” to accept the advice according to Buckingham Palace.

Sources close to the palace have sought to reassure the public that this is not a matter to be concerned about.

A source said that this is not a Covid related issue, and that “she is feeling fine but just needs to rest.”

The Queen has had a busy programme of engagements since returning from her summer holiday at Balmoral Castle earlier this month.

She has conducted more than a dozen engagements so far this month, including a visit to Wales.

Over the past week, The Queen has been seen using a walking stick at events – an assistance device used to help with balance.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days.

“Her Majesty is in good spirits and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, where she had been due to undertake a series of engagements today and tomorrow.

“The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland, and looks forward to visiting in the future.”