By Emma Dooney
The Queen's visible weight loss upon her return to work has alarmed royal fans, prompting many to question if she's fit to continue her Head of State duties.
- The Queen stepped out for a second appearance in a row this week amid ongoing health concerns.
- Her Majesty's weight loss had many fans worried as she received financial head Andrew Bailey for an audience at Windsor Castle on Wednesday.
- In other royal news, Kate Middleton ‘determined’ to ‘fight back’ amid BBC controversy.
The Queen is back to work—but not everyone is so sure she's ready.
Her Majesty received Andrew Bailey, Governer of the Bank of England, at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, just one day after she gave her doctor a huge gift in honor of his 15 years of service to the Royal Family.
The 95-year-old monarch welcomed the financial leader for one of her famous audiences in the Oak Room of her Berkshire residence yesterday. As is the norm with the 20-minute-long meetings, details of the conversation were kept under wraps.
Her Majesty wore a dark green, printed dress with loose, long sleeves and a pair of black brogues for the occasion, completing the look with an Art Deco triangle brooch and two strings of pearls. She appeared smiling in photos as Andrew Bailey bowed with respect and shook her hand.
The Queen today received Mr Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England, for an Audience at Windsor Castle. As Head of State, Her Majesty regularly meets notable diplomatic, religious, military and political figures. pic.twitter.com/Nlq8HdLRycNovember 24, 2021
Unfortunately, the Queen's stylish outfit and upbeat expression weren't enough to diminish fans' concerns for the royal icon's health.
Many were quick to point out her noticeable weight loss, which is likely related to her ongoing health woes. The Queen has been forced to cancel a number of high-profile appearances due to illness over the past couple of months, including a two-day tour of Northern Ireland and a visit to the COP26 climate summit in Scotland. She even spent a night in hospital for 'preliminary investigations' in mid-October, before being advised by her medical team to stay at home to rest at Windsor Castle.
If that wasn't worrying enough, the Queen sprained her back and was forced to pull out of a Remembrance Day service in November.
Royal fans are now desperate for updates on Her Majesty's condition, especially ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
"She's gone so thin," one worried fan commented on the latest photo of her.
"She looks like she has lost weight," another follower wrote.
Despite her frail appearance, Her Majesty has continued to undertake a number of duties from her office at Windsor. On Tuesday, the Queen showed off her impressive language skills after sending a heartfelt French message to the victims of the recent flooding in British Columbia.
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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