Doctors order Isabel II to extend her rest “by at least two weeks” | International

Doctors hardly “ordered”, but rather “recommended”, to the queen of England what she should do to maintain her health. But now it became clear that Isabel II, albeit reluctantly, would do as the professionals told her. And in this case, as Buckingham Palace reports, he will extend his prescribed break “for at least the next two weeks.” The British royal family’s decision to initially conceal the queen’s entry into a London hospital last Wednesday to carry out a “preliminary investigation”, has sparked suspicion and speculation in the British press, despite the fact that, unlike the care provided to other members of the royal family, information about Elizabeth II always tend to highlight the most optimistic official version. “His Majesty has been advised by doctors to keep the dispatch duties less burdensome, such as some virtual audiences, but not to make official visits. His Majesty regrets that the decision implies not being able to attend the Memorial Festival [ceremonia de la Royal British Legion para rendir homenaje a los caídos por Reino Unido y la Commonwealth] on November 14,” Buckingham Palace announced in a statement.

Since the death of her husband and prince consort, Philip of Edinburgh, last April, Elizabeth II has intensified her official agenda, a move interpreted by the British press as wanting to note that the queen is still at full capacity. The overactivity eventually took a toll, and the citizens were able to see the king for the first time using a stick to get around. Shortly after, Buckingham Palace announced the cancellation of a two-day official visit to Northern Ireland. The doctors then ordered the queen to stop for “a few days” in her activities. Beyond the public’s concern for her health, what has happened is the affirmation of something the royal family has been waiting for months: Elizabeth II will not abdicate the throne, but little by little she will divide and delegate tasks to her heirs. . Charles of England is increasingly taking over representation of the crown, and it’s also natural that on an issue he cares deeply about like the fight against climate change, he takes on an amplified role. And the same with his son, Prince William.

The pandemic was the perfect testing ground for Elizabeth II to get used to new technology and start implementing more virtual than physical everywhere. The confinement is over, and although the king has received his full vaccination schedule (and possibly booster shots, though Buckingham hasn’t reported it yet), the UK – and the rest of the world – will have to get used to more and more queens. more behind the scenes.

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