Queen Elizabeth II’s aides must deal with her Platinum Jubilee workload after the 95-year-old was forced to cancel a trip on the advice of doctors, experts say News week.

The monarch was invited to rest for a few days after two eventful weeks that saw her shake hands with John Kerry and Bill Gates on Tuesday night.

Buckingham Palace said she had reluctantly accepted that this meant she would have to withdraw from a planned two-day visit to Northern Ireland; However, she still has a major event on her agenda for the end of the month when the Royal Family will be in force for the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow.

Shortly thereafter will be Remembrance Sunday, November 14, the Royal Family’s big regular fall event, when they join politicians and the nation in paying their respects to Britain’s war dead at The National Memorial Cenotaph in London.

Next year will be busy as well, with a program of events starting in February and peaking in June for her Platinum Jubilee, celebrating her 70 years on the throne.

Ingrid Seward, author of Prince Philip revealed, Recount News week: “I think it’s probably a bit of a stretch what she needs to do next year. She’s full of vigor but a doctor would say listen, ‘Ma’am, your knee is weak, you’re doing too much.’ And she would notice it because she’s sane.

“They won’t do anything for the jubilee now, they will wait and see, but she has a lot to do next year, a very big schedule.

“But she also has a really big schedule for the rest of the year. It’s ridiculous for someone her age actually.

“I think it probably came from her, she always said ‘if I quit I let it go’. When you’re that age you just have to keep going.”

Seward highlighted the Queen’s previous knee surgeries, after she had two, in January and December 2003, and needed a cane while recovering.

Elizabeth has had to use a cane twice in the past week and a half, the first at Westminster Abbey in London on October 11.

Queen Elizabeth II at the opening of the Welsh Parliament, The Senedd, in Cardiff on October 14, 2021, one of two recent events where she has been seen with a cane. She had to cancel a visit to Northern Ireland on the advice of a doctor.
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Seward said News week: “It’s perfectly normal for doctors to say the Queen should rest because what they don’t want is for her to get sick.

“In my mind, it’s more prevention than cure. She had a weak knee. She had knee surgery, then she had a stick.

“It’s been intermittently aggravated for years. I think she’s just overdone it, she’s 95 and she wants to be at COP26.”

The Queen Mother also had to be told to rest several times by her doctor before she died a few months before her 102nd birthday, Seward said.

Penny Junor, author of The Duchess, said: “Looking at the Queen, she looks so bright, happy and healthy that I don’t think it is a major fear, but she is 95 years old.

“The kind of work she does is really exhausting. Being at a reception is like going to a wedding every day. It takes people away.

“I think it’s only fair that he was advised to rule it a bit before it took its toll.

“I think they have to manage the jubilee and make sure it keeps pace.”

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days.

“Her Majesty is in a good mood and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to travel to Northern Ireland, where she was to undertake a series of engagements today and tomorrow.

“The Queen sends her best wishes to the people of Northern Ireland and looks forward to visiting her in the future.”

Queen in the Welsh Parliament
Queen Elizabeth II uses a cane at the opening ceremony of The Senedd Welsh Parliament in Cardiff on October 14, 2021. Less than a week later, she had to withdraw from a trip to Northern Ireland.
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