Queen Elizabeth, Advised to Rest, Will Skip Climate Summit in Glasgow


Advised by docs to relaxation, Queen Elizabeth II, at age 95 the oldest and longest-serving monarch in British historical past, is not going to attend the worldwide local weather summit to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, beginning subsequent week, Buckingham Palace stated on Tuesday.

The queen had been scheduled to attend a reception on Monday with world leaders, together with President Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on the twenty sixth United Nations Climate Change Conference, generally known as COP26.

“Her Majesty is disappointed not to attend the reception but will deliver an address to the assembled delegates via a recorded video message,” the palace stated in a press release.

Elizabeth skipped ceremonies final week in Belfast marking the centennial of the creation of Northern Ireland, after the palace stated she was accepting her docs’ recommendation to relaxation for just a few days.

She had been hospitalized in a single day final week for what the palace described solely as “preliminary investigations.” Royal officers haven’t elaborated on her situation, however there was no public indication that she is severely in poor health.

“The Queen has been undertaking light duties at Windsor Castle,” the palace stated on Tuesday. She had a video name with a overseas ambassador on Tuesday.

The queen was not too long ago recorded expressing curiosity in the difficulty of world warming, and saying of world leaders, “it’s really irritating when they talk, but they don’t do.”

Elizabeth took the throne in 1952 and is the one monarch most Britons have ever identified. In February, she could have been queen for 70 years, effectively past the document of 63 years set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.

The present queen can be the longest-lived monarch by a large margin; beforehand, the oldest was Victoria, who died at 81.

Elizabeth’s husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, died in April at age 99, however the queen quickly resumed a reasonably energetic public schedule. In June, she joined leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies on the Group of seven summit assembly in Cornwall, England.