Since her recent hospitalization, the public appearances of Elizabeth II can be counted on the fingers of one hand … If on Tuesday November 16, 2021, the Queen of England canceled her participation in the General Synod, the National Assembly of Church of England, the next day she received the British Chief of Staff Nick Carter in the Oak Room of Windsor Castle. While the soldier said he was surprised at his longevity in his post, Elizabeth II told him: “I guess when you are at such a post, it is easier to continue, isn’t it?” In response, the British Chief of Staff said: “I think it is true, although I think at one point it is time to move on.” For this meeting, the monarch wore a floral dress and black shoes.
As well as being her first official engagement since her absence from Sunday’s ceremony, it is also Elizabeth II’s first engagement in person since her hospitalization on October 20, 2021. Sunday’s event would have been the return of the Queen of England to public life since doctors asked her to rest. In a short statement, Buckingham Palace had announced: “The Queen, having sprained her back, decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today’s Remembrance Sunday service at the cenotaph . Her Majesty is disappointed to miss the service. ” So a wreath was laid at the cenotaph memorial in the name of the queen by her eldest son, Prince Charles.
General Sir Nick Carter is received by the Queen at Windsor, the first time the monarch has been seen publicly since it was reported she was recovering from a back sprain.More here: https://t.co/MoxEvyVSNh pic.twitter.com / Uj5ZdyU5U5
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Elizabeth II’s state of health at the heart of concerns
Since her hospitalization, the grandmother of princes William and Harry has canceled several engagements. While last month she had moved around using a cane, the Queen of England was also reportedly told to give up riding. In her last weeks, the British have been very concerned about Elizabeth II’s state of health and hope that she will recover quickly.
Elizabeth II and Sir Nick Carter © Agency