Queen Elizabeth II Won't Visit U.N. Climate Conference In Person

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By Associated Press
October 26, 2021

The clime league runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12.

Queen Elizabeth II has canceled her planned engagement astatine the U.N. clime conference, accepting doctors' proposal to rest, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday.

The 95-year-old monarch has "regretfully" decided that she volition nary longer question to Glasgow to be the reception Nov. 1 — a determination that volition dash the hopes of Britain's Conservative government, which is hosting the event. The clime league runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12.

"Her Majesty is disappointed not to be the reception but volition present an code to the assembled delegates via a recorded video message,'' the palace said.

The quality came aft the sovereign held virtual audiences Tuesday astatine Windsor Castle — the archetypal enactment obligations since revelations that her doctors ordered her to remainder past week.

The 95-year-old sovereign greeted the ambassador of the Republic of Korea during her archetypal technology-aided quality since she was driven to London's King Edward VII's Hospital connected Oct. 20 for "preliminary investigations." She returned to her Windsor Castle location astatine lunchtime the adjacent day.

The queen underwent the aesculapian tests aft she canceled a scheduled travel to people 100 years since the instauration of Northern Ireland, and the palace said she had "reluctantly" accepted proposal to remainder for a fewer days. The substance was not related to COVID-19.

The play of remainder followed a hectic fewer days for the monarch successful which she held audiences with diplomats, had a reception astatine Windsor Castle for planetary concern leaders and attended the equine races astatine Ascot.

Her infirmary sojourn past week came amid wide disquiet astir Elizabeth's health. Days earlier, she was seen utilizing a walking instrumentality astatine a Westminster Abbey work marking the centenary of the Royal British Legion, an equipped forces charity. Though she had utilized a cane successful 2003, it was aft she underwent genu surgery.

The queen's husband, Prince Philip, died successful April 2021 astatine property 99. Though Elizabeth has enjoyed robust wellness passim her life, she is Britain's longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch. She is owed to observe her Platinum Jubilee — 70 years connected the throne — adjacent year.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.