Queen misses Commonwealth Day activities

worldqueenelizabethLONDON — The Queen has pulled out of today’s Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace has said.

Her withdrawal comes as she continues to recover from her recent illness, it said in a statement.

The Duke of Edinburgh was set to attend the service as planned and the Queen was still due to attend a reception this evening.

Last week she was admitted to hospital for the first time in 10 years suffering from the symptoms of gastroenteritis.

“The Queen hopes to undertake some of her official engagements planned for the rest of this week,” the statement said.

The Queen, 86, saw a doctor this morning and the decision was taken that it would be best if she did not sit through an hour-long church service.

Officials insist the Queen’s health problems are “nothing serious ” and “nothing to fret about”. (BBC)

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