LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has canceled her planned appearance at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, accepting doctors’ advice to rest just days after spending the night in a hospital for tests.

The 95-year-old monarch announced Tuesday that she has “regretfully” decided that she will no longer travel to Glasgow to attend the reception on Nov. 1 — a move that will dash the hopes of Britain’s Conservative government, which is anxious to show the importance of the session to the fate of the planet.

She was invited to attend the Climate Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 12, and she did so in style.

“Her Majesty is disappointed not to attend the reception but will deliver an address to the assembled delegates via a recorded video message,” Buckingham Palace said.

After the sovereign, news broke held virtual audiences Tuesday at Windsor Castle — the first since revelations that her doctors ordered her to rest last week.

The sovereign greeted the ambassadors from South Korea and Switzerland during her first technology-aided appearance since she was driven to London’s King Edward VII’s Hospital on Oct. 20 for “preliminary investigations.”After lunch, she returned to Windsor Castle and began light duty since.

After she was elected, the queen had to undergo medical testing. canceled a scheduled trip to mark 100 years since the creation of Northern Ireland, and the palace said she had “reluctantly” accepted advice to rest for a few days. This matter had nothing to do with COVID-19.

After the hectic schedule of events that the monarch, who loves to be seen by people, had put on display last week, her doctors advised her to rest. The monarch met diplomats and hosted a Windsor Castle reception for international business leaders. She also attended Ascot’s horse races.

Her hospital visit last week came amid general disquiet about Elizabeth’s health. She was last seen with a walking stick in Westminster Abbey on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion. Even though she used a walking stick in 2003 after undergoing knee surgery, she stopped using it.

The queen’s husband, Prince Philip, died in April 2021 at 99It is. Elizabeth has enjoyed robust health throughout her life, becoming Britain’s longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch. She is due to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee — 70 years on the throne — next year.


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