LONDON (AP). On Thursday, Buckingham Palace reported that Queen Elizabeth II spent the night in the hospital after being advised by her doctor to rest.
The palace said the 95-year-old British monarch had gone to an unspecified hospital for a “preliminary investigation.”
It said that she returned to her home at Windsor Castle on Thursday lunchtime “and remains in a good mood.”
On Wednesday, the Queen canceled a planned trip to Northern Ireland. The palace said that she was “reluctant” to take the doctor’s advice to rest for a few days. He did not elaborate.
The Queen is now at Windsor Castle, west of London, where she has spent most of her time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The decision to cancel this week’s trip was not judged to be related to COVID.
The decision came days after Elizabeth was seen with a cane at a major public event while attending a service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the centenary of the Royal British Legion, a charitable organization for the armed forces.
She was previously photographed with a cane in 2003, but that was after knee surgery.
Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-lived and reigning monarch, is set to celebrate her 70th Anniversary Platinum Jubilee next year.