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British Queen accepts medical advice to cancel Northern Ireland trip

14:19, 20 October 2021
British Queen accepts medical advice to cancel Northern Ireland trip Photo: Pool/Global Look Press

Queen Elizabeth II "has reluctantly accepted medical advice" and canceled her planned trip to Northern Ireland on Wednesday, according to the statement of Buckingham Palace.

"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 Palace said.

The decision reportedly is not related to coronavirus infection. The 95-year-old monarch is taking this advice from the royal medical household not to participate in a scheduled two-day visit to Northern Ireland starting Wednesday.

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

The Queen is still expected to attend events related to the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow later this month.

On Tuesday the monarch hosted a reception at Windsor Castle to mark the Global Investment Summit. 

Last week the British Queen was captured using a cane for the first time since 2004 after the surgery on her right knee.

Lately, doctors advised Elizabeth II to abstain from her favorite Martinis and other alcoholic beverages to preserve the good health condition of her British Majesty before her upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrations next June.

She is still allowed to drink a glass of alcohol on special occasions. Besides dry Martinis, the Queen was also fond of Dubonnet and gin, which was the Queen Mother’s favorite drink and she could afford to drink a glass of wine at dinner. She was also known to consume a glass of champagne before bed, making a count of four alcoholic drinks a day.

She is expected to travel around Britain to celebrate the 70 years in service Jubilee in May 2022. Elizabeth who turns 96 next year surpasses the record for longest reign by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria in charge for 63 years and seven months.