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35 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Politely declines the Oldie of the Year Award.

Pens a letter response, stating she believes you're only as old as you feel.

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She’s a queen.

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The amount of page numbers finally reached the Queen's age

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Cancels trip to Nothern Ireland on health grounds. Been told to rest for a few days. 

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The Queen has cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland and has "reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days", Buckingham Palace says.

 

The 95-year-old monarch will remain at Windsor Castle but is still expected to attend the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow later this month.

 

The Queen is in "good spirits" but "disappointed" that the visit cannot go ahead, the palace said.

 

She was due to begin the two-day trip on Wednesday.

 

The nation's longest-reigning monarch has attended a series of events in recent days, hosting a Global Investment Summit at Windsor Castle on Tuesday evening.

 

Earlier in the day, she held two audiences via video link, greeting the Japanese ambassador Hajime Hayashi and the EU ambassador Joao de Almeida.

 

On Monday, she held a virtual audience with the new governor-general of New Zealand, and at the weekend, she attended the races at Ascot.

 

It was revealed on Tuesday that the Queen had declined the Oldie of the Year award, from the magazine of the same name, saying: "You are only as old as you feel".

 

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days.

 

"Her Majesty is in good spirits and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, where she had been due to undertake a series of engagements today and tomorrow.

 

"The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland and looks forward to visiting in the future."

 

Buckingham Palace is keen not to cause any alarm and has stressed that the Queen has "reluctantly accepted" the advice of doctors to rest for the next few days.

 

She has had a busy schedule of engagements over the past couple of weeks that would test the resilience of many people far younger than her.

 

I saw her last Tuesday at an event at Westminster Abbey.

 

It was the first time she had used a walking stick in public.

 

She also took a shorter route into the Abbey.

 

We were told this was "for her own comfort."

 

But she still looked incredibly well and engaged for a 95-year-old.

 

It is clear though that getting older takes its toll on us all and the Queen's diary will be carefully managed going forward.

 

The Queen had been due to arrive in Hillsborough in County Down on Wednesday afternoon and attend a church service marking the centenary of the formation of Northern Ireland in Armagh tomorrow.

 

An advance team was already in Northern Ireland making preparations for the two-day visit.

 

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, said on Twitter: "We thank Her Majesty for her good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland and trust that she will keep well and benefit from a period of rest.

 

"It is always a joy to have Her Majesty in Royal Hillsborough and we look forward to a further visit in the near future."

 

Church leaders in Northern Ireland said in a joint statement that they were sorry she would not attend the Service of Reconciliation and Hope in Armagh, and acknowledged "the significance of her commitment to the work of peace and reconciliation, which has meant a great deal to people throughout this island".

 

The Queen first travelled to Northern Ireland in 1945, just after the end of World War Two, when she was a princess. If it had gone ahead, this week's trip would have been her 26th visit.

 

Royal visits to Northern Ireland during its centenary year have included the first in line to the throne, Prince Charles who went to Belfast in May, and Prince William who visited Londonderry in September.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58979992

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1 hour ago, DCI Frank Burnside said:

Cancels a trip to Northern Ireland and ordered to rest for a few days by her doctors 

 

 

http://news.sky.com/story/queen-cancels-northern-ireland-trip-after-doctors-advise-her-to-rest-for-next-few-days-12439169

 

She's either ill or is snubbing the event like Michael D Higgins..

 

Either way is fine for me. We really didn't want her here in Armagh. She's much better staying where she is.  

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She's probably missing Philip and hopes to join him soon, as the latest news could mean that it's sooner than she thinks. Could we witness either the coronation of King Charles III or King William V before next Easter? I wonder who will be consort, Chas' nag or Billy's tart?

 

Anyway, it's about time that we had another newsflash.

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3 hours ago, YouOnlyDieOnce said:

She's probably missing Philip and hopes to join him soon, as the latest news could mean that it's sooner than she thinks. Could we witness either the coronation of King Charles III or King William V before next Easter?

 

No, we couldn't.

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6 hours ago, YouOnlyDieOnce said:

She's probably missing Philip and hopes to join him soon, as the latest news could mean that it's sooner than she thinks. Could we witness either the coronation of King Charles III or King William V before next Easter? I wonder who will be consort, Chas' nag or Billy's tart?

 

Anyway, it's about time that we had another newsflash.

 

Maybe it means she's 95 and they are taking precautions to ensure there won't be a Coronation anytime soon.

 

And my money would be on George VII...

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28 minutes ago, Windsor said:

And my money would be on George VII...

 

You think the Queen will outlive Charles AND William?  :D

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The fact that they are taking precautions before anything happens, is a good sign for her (further) longevity beyond 95.5, not bad.

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Slightly ominous they aren't telling us the reason.

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On 20/10/2021 at 21:10, Windsor said:

 

Maybe it means she's 95 and they are taking precautions to ensure there won't be a Coronation anytime soon.

 

And my money would be on George VII...

I think Charles would struggle to be taken seriously using George - both because he has been known as Charles for so long and because George has been reused for Prince George. I have felt from when they named George that Charles has decided he won’t be King George himself. 

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3 minutes ago, Sean said:

Slightly ominous they aren't telling us the reason.

They often don’t tell us the reason.

 

I wonder if it was about to leak out in a paper and that is why we getting an anoucment hours after she has returned home and apparently even to some work 

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1 minute ago, Sean said:

Slightly ominous they aren't telling us the reason.

 

But good for us to speculate.   

 

Covid? :skull:

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2 minutes ago, Sean said:

Slightly ominous they aren't telling us the reason.

Conjugal visit to Philip's cold dead exhumed corpse?

 

(There goes the knighthood....).

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1 minute ago, DevonDeathTrip said:

 

 

But good for us to speculate.   

 

Covid? :skull:

Nah. I think if it was Covid they might have to tell us - or risk it leaking out because more people would know the reason. 

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2 minutes ago, DevonDeathTrip said:

 

 

But good for us to speculate.   

 

Covid? :skull:


Nah. Statement says she's been back at Windsor since lunchtime today and she was already back working at her desk.

She just needs to slow down and stop working as much; she's nearly 96. It'll just be exhaustion.

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4 minutes ago, DCI Frank Burnside said:

Yeah I'd say it's nothing. If we were to start seeing more frequent hospitalisations a la Phillip though..

Even he had lengthy multi night ones and carried on working until 2917 

 

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18 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Conjugal visit to Philip's cold dead exhumed corpse?

 

(There goes the knighthood....).

 

Creep.

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27 minutes ago, Sean said:

Slightly ominous they aren't telling us the reason.

 

Not really. 

 

Would you like your medical details plastered over international news? 

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1 minute ago, Windsor said:

 

Not really. 

 

Would you like your medical details plastered over international news? 

No but they usually do.They even announced she had gone in with the shits a few years ago and were always going on about Philips bladder infections.

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1 minute ago, Sean said:

No but they usually do.They even announced she had gone in with the shits a few years ago and were always going on about Philips bladder infections.

 

Ah well. We'll know how serious it is depending on the grin on Charles' face at his next outing. 

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