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The Queen Has Been Hospitalised, But Palace Officials Say She’s In “Good Spirits”

The 95-year-old recently turned down a trip to Northern Ireland on health advice.

The Queen has been hospitalised, Palace officials have confirmed. 

The 95-year-old Monarch was admitted to a London hospital where she was seen by specialists for “preliminary investigations” on Wednesday evening. 

It comes just days after the Queen was forced to cancel her trip to Northern Ireland due to medical advice advising her against the two-day trip.

Follow the hospitalisation, an official Palace statement read: “Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the Queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today (Thursday) and remains in good spirits.”

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Per The Sun, it’s understood the Queen’s medical team acted out of caution in hospitalising her. This marks the Queen’s first hospitalisation in five years. 

Ever resilient, the Queen is already back at Windsor Castle and reading her Government Red Boxes while she recuperates. 

Earlier this week, it was revealed the Queen was asked to make a small tweak to her beloved four-cocktails-a-day ritual

Per Vanity Fair, the royal’s medical team advised Her Majesty to bid adieu to her evening martini as she edges closer to turning 100. 

“The Queen has been told to give up her evening drink which is usually a martini,” a source claimed to the publication.

“It’s not really a big deal for her, she is not a big drinker but it seems a trifle unfair that at this stage in her life she’s having to give up one of very few pleasures.” 

We can’t argue with that—though we do wish the best of health to the Queen. Fingers crossed she has a speedy and full recovery. 

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