The Facts Are Out About The Queen’s Latest Health Scare

at 95 her majesty queen elizabeth ii is not only the longest living reigning british monarch in history but also the oldest current monarch so it's understandable why the queen's most recent hospitalization on october 20th 2021 left many deeply concerned here's what's been revealed thus far about the queen's latest health scare throughout her life queen elizabeth ii has enjoyed what most would consider overall good health moreover on the rare occasions when it's been revealed that the queen is dealing with some health-related matter it has never ended up proving to be an imminent matter of life and death in 2013 she was admitted to a hospital with gastrointestinal complaints according to the guardian it was her first hospitalization in a decade however and she was released the next day in 2016 when the queen had to skip a christmas church service it was for a bad cold and she was back in the public eye soon after when the queen underwent cataract surgery in may 2018 it was an uncomplicated procedure and presumably elective in addition the queen has undergone knee surgeries over the years but all have gone smoothly and without complication all of this is to say that if the queen's health history is any indication one might predict that her latest health scare will turn out to be insignificant as usual more than six months have passed since prince philip died at age 99 and that happens to be three months longer than a 2013 study published in the journal of public health might have predicted that her majesty queen elizabeth ii might have survived in the wake of the death of her longtime spouse as that study suggested during the three months after the death of a spouse the survivor's chances of dying are increased the queen sailed past that statistic however going so far as to maintain what the new york times refers to as an energetic public presence of course it's good it's good morning isn't it to you in may the queen was present at the opening of parliament in june she hosted president joe biden and first lady jill biden at windsor castle and as recently as the third week of october the queen was flat out rejecting the notion that she should be counted as an oldie according to the associated press what happened there was that the monthly magazine the oldie wanted to honor queen elizabeth ii with the title of oldie of the year although this honor which would put her majesty in the company of such accomplished brits as prime minister john major and artist david hockney was declined by the queen by all accounts queen elizabeth ii appeared to be in as excellent health as ever on tuesday october 19 2021 that was when she spent the evening rubbing elbows with the likes of billionaire tech mogul bill gates u.s climate envoy john kerry and british prime minister boris johnson the queen was at a reception for the global investment summit which has been described as a green investment conference convened by johnson as part of the lead-up to the upcoming un climate change conference cop 26 taking place starting october 31st and continuing through november 12th in fact the queen actually played host at the evening's festivities moreover she did so without a mask in a foreword she wrote for the global investment summit she described her commitment to working together across the globe to avert the challenges of climate change according to people magazine the queen was apparently looking forward to participating in cop 26 and if energy and enthusiasm on the evening of october 19th was any indication one might assume that the queen's health was not at issue at this time however what happened next proved shocking and sobering for her loyal fans the day after hosting a celebrity-studded reception for the global investment summit queen elizabeth ii was expected to travel to northern ireland along with british prime minister boris johnson to attend among other events a church service marking northern ireland's centennial however the trip would have to be rescheduled buckingham palace announced on october 20th the palace stated that the queen had reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days no other official information regarding the queen's health was offered at the time by buckingham palace the new york times did report however that the decision to rest was not related to covet 19 according to people with ties to the palace one individual believed the circumstances to be a quote case of over-exertion by a monarch who returned to a grueling public schedule after spending more than a year in self-imposed quarantine many people assumed the queen was doing her resting at windsor castle according to the daily beast and it was also assumed that the queen's plans to attend the cop 26 conference would not be affected neither assumption proved correct however on october 21st buckingham palace broke the news that the queen had actually gone to the hospital on october 20th and had spent that night there after having spent wednesday at king edward vii hospital in london for unspecified preliminary investigations the queen was home and in good spirits at windsor castle by lunchtime on thursday according to cbs news a royal source told us tonight that she stayed in the hospital overnight because it was too late for her to be driven home in the evening at that point people with ties to the palace were still maintaining that the queen had cancelled her trip to northern ireland solely because she was quote exhausted after a hectic series of public events as reported by the new york times however it was difficult to ignore that buckingham palace announced the queen's hospital stay only after this very information had already been leaked to the sun as a result the palace has been accused of attempting to conceal material information regarding the queen's health which according to the daily beast raises the question what else is not being revealed ultimately even those who may not have been concerned for the queen earlier in the week now had reason to feel uneasy about the state of her health abc news reported that queen elizabeth ii had returned to windsor castle following a one-night stay in the hospital for preliminary investigations noting she returned to her windsor castle home at lunchtime on thursday and was understood to be back at her desk by afternoon undertaking light duties soon after page six and others were reporting that the queen had resumed her royal duties huff post reported on october 26th that the queen took two virtual appointments from windsor castle so does this mean that the queen's recent health scare amounts to nothing more than a false alarm this is the first time in eight years that the queen has spent a night in hospital so understandably there is some concern according to royal expert robert hardman it is fully within normal royal protocol for buckingham palace to not make an announcement if a senior member of the royal family is admitted to the hospital to undergo testing he told the bbc the rule of thumb is that if a senior member of the royal family undergoes a procedure or an operation there is a medical bulletin hardman's theory is that the intense focus on the queen's health really just reflects quote the great affection the global community has for the monarch on the other hand not everyone is convinced the bbc reports that there are still many royal watchers who suspect the palace has not been giving the world a complete picture with regard to the queen's health despite the queen going back to work almost as soon as she returned home from her overnight hospital stay and taking virtual meetings the queen's health scare may not be over just yet on october 24th the sun reported that the queen skipped church services that day which is disconcerting to those who know that the deeply religious queen rarely skips church services moreover as the sun reported the queen's decision to skip church services was not necessarily her choice rather it had been made on doctor's advice in fact the royal observer reported that same day that the queen's calendar would henceforth be modified to reflect her advancing age such that she will be having other senior members of the royal family step in for her with regard to some of these smaller events and duties on october 24th the sun also noted that buckingham palace insiders were chalking up any modifications to the queen's schedule to her desire to save her energy for the upcoming cop 26 climate conference which she regards as a high priority however since then it appears that the queen's plans to attend that conference have changed on tuesday october 26th buckingham palace announced that regretfully her majesty queen elizabeth ii had made the decision not to travel to glasgow to attend the cop 26 climate conference although it is not yet clear whether the queen had been advised by her doctors to cancel her appearance it does appear that this decision was one that the queen did not take lightly first the queen has been vocal about her commitment to addressing the climate crisis according to cnn she's even gone so far as to say that she feels quote upset by the lack of action on tackling the climate crisis in addition it has been suggested that her no-show at cop 26 stands to dash the hopes of britain's government anxious as it is to show the importance of the session to the fate of the planet as reported by abc news the queen's cancellation has of course done nothing to allay the concerns of those who fear her health issues are more serious than what they've been led to believe nevertheless at this point the queen is still planning to participate via remote link according to newsweek they say that hindsight is 2020 so it's not surprising that some have taken two speculating that perhaps the queen's recent health scare will end up having a significant impact on the remainder of her reign but also that perhaps there have been signs over the past several months that her health has been on the decline signs that we somehow missed or that we discounted as unimportant take for example the fact that the queen was advised by doctors in september to give up her beloved hobby of riding horses although she adores writing and it has been part of her ritual for most of her life as a source from balmoral told the sun the queen's decision to take a break from writing was made because she had been in quote quite a bit of discomfort additionally while the queen has reportedly vowed to get back in the saddle as soon as possible there is certainly no evidence that her health has improved since september further it would appear that it is only in the wake of the queen's recent health scare that any significant detention has been paid to the fact that the queen was seen walking with a cane at westminster abbey in mid-october for the first time ever save for when she was recovering from knee surgery in 2003 according to abc news over the course of the last several weeks a number of developments have put the world on notice that the health of queen elizabeth ii may be on the decline this is a pivotal moment for this monarchy to recap in mid-october less than a month after she announced she was taking a break from horseback riding the queen was observed to be walking with the aid of a cane days later she cancelled her trip to northern ireland that was followed by a night in the hospital and an order by doctors to ease up her schedule on october 24th she missed church a rare occurrence and most recently she cancelled long-standing plans to travel to glasgow to attend an important international conference regarding the state of the climate a cause near and dear to the queen's heart so should we be worried about her or what not necessarily queen elizabeth ii has enjoyed a lifetime of radiant health second those close to her believe that she is in no way anxious to slow down in addition the queen has repeatedly rejected the notion that she would ever give her reign over to a regency according to the international business times moreover plans for the queen's 2022 platinum jubilee celebrating her 70 years as monarch are still going full steam ahead according to the royal family's website check out one of our newest videos right here plus even more list videos about the british royal family are coming soon subscribe to our youtube channel and hit the bell so you don't miss a single one [Music] you

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