The Queen Cancels Northern Ireland Trip over Health Fears
The 95-year-old monarch has reportedly cancelled an official visit to Northern Ireland as a result of medical caution. The Queen’s slate of official events has been pretty much packed ever since the monarch’s break at Balmoral Castle officially ended.
Following the death of her husband of 73 years in April, royal experts are speculating that Queen Elizabeth the II is feeling a little down. However, royal insiders are convinced that the Queen is in “good spirits”.
Queen Elizabeth “Disappointed” to Cancel Royal Function
Her Majesty was set to visit Hillsborough, County Down this Thursday where she was scheduled to meet with locals and school kids after the village officially changed its name to Royal Hillsborough.
While the Queen’s spirits didn’t take a plunge as a result of her health, she is said to have been disappointed about not being able to carry out the two-day trip, which would have begun today.
“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” on Thursday and Friday, the palace revealed.
“The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland, and looks forward to visiting in the future.”
She was also set to attend a church service that marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of Northern Ireland, due to take place in the border town of Armagh on Thursday.
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This is coming on the heels of reports stating that the Queen has been told by her medical advisors to give up the booze for the sake of her health.
Her late husband, Prince Philip, was reported to have mixed her gin and martini every evening. She was also a big fan of a zaza cocktail – otherwise known as a gin and Dubonnet.
From now on, she will drink water or tomato juice and insiders say it’s a “personal decision”.
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, commented that the Queen “has never been a heavy drinker as she just had the odd cocktail. She is a creature of habit but I don’t think she will miss it. It is a sensible decision.”
The Queen also made headlines when she was recently seen using a walking stick for the first time in 17 years at a major public event. Palace sources, however, have denied its link to any health condition.
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