Queen's health worries—carefully worded statement indicates 'frail' monarch may need to rest again

Queen's health worries—fans worried as carefully worded statement indicates 'frail' monarch may need to focus on rest again

Queen Elizabeth II talks to members of the West Norfolk Befriending Society as she celebrates the start of the Platinum Jubilee at a reception in the Ballroom of Sandringham House, the Queen's Norfolk residence on February 5, 2022. - Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday will became the first British monarch to reign for seven decades, in a bittersweet landmark as she also marked the 70th anniversary of her father's death.
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The Queen's health worries appear to be far from over as fans and royal watchers spot possible meaning behind a carefully worded statement from Buckingham Palace.


The Queen's health worries are far from over, say experts, as a recent statement pertaining to upcoming Platinum Jubilee events indicates they're unsure whether she can attend or not.

As the 96-year-old monarch readies herself for multiple events recognizing her Platinum Jubilee. Shortly after the Queen began her Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a tea party at Sandringham House, however, a statement indicated that they're already prepping for potential cancellations.

The Daily Mail's royal correspondent Rebecca English said in a tweet, "The Queen has returned to Windsor Castle from Sandringham. BP confirm she will return to ‘limited’ duties - most definitely not her previous workload - with audiences, credentials, and privy council meetings, both in person and virtually……"

Rebecca added, "In addition Her Majesty hopes to attend three events in March. • The Diplomatic Reception at Windsor Castle on 2nd • The Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on 14th • The Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of The Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey on 29th."

Peter Hunt, who was formerly BBC royal correspondent, retweeted Rebecca and added, "The palace’s use of the words ‘hopes to attend’ is telling and an acknowledgment the Queen has become frailer in recent months."

In 2021, the Queen's overnight hospital stay in the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases in the UK sparked concerns for her wellbeing. However, the Queen's 'megawatt smile' after her hospital stay reassured her loyal followers.

In the months to come it's unclear whether she'll be able to attend all of the events scheduled. It's been revealed, however, that the upcoming Prince Philip memorial service will be held at a special venue as Her Majesty returns to Windsor Castle—so here's hoping she's able to attend the solemn occasion.

Aoife Hanna
Aoife Hanna

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