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The Queen pulls out of Northern Ireland visit after ‘medical advice to rest’

Her Majesty is in "good spirits", Buckingham Palace says

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The Queen has received “medical advice” to rest and therefore pulled out of a Northern Ireland visit this week.

Her Majesty was due to visit Northern Ireland and undertake a series of engagements today (October 20) and tomorrow (October 21).

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said the Queen “reluctantly” accepted the advice to rest.

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The Queen has pulled out of engagements in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow (Credit:

The Queen visit to Northern Ireland

The statement read: “The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days.

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“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.”

It added: “The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland, and looks forward to visiting in the future.”

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Her Majesty has been medically advised to rest (Credit:

Royal fans sent their well wishes and support to the Queen.

One person said: “Get well soon Your Majesty, nobody would begrudge you finally taking it easier after so many years of dedicated service to the UK and the commonwealth.”

Another wrote: “Get well soon Your Majesty!”

One added: “She has gone through a lot this year, may God grant her all the strength she needs.”

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Royal fans sent the Queen support (Credit: Aaron Parfitt /

The Queen news

The Queen – who used a walking stick during engagements recently – has undertook a string of royal visits this month.

On Tuesday evening, she hosted a reception at Windsor Castle to mark the Global Investment Summit.

The monarch’s son Prince Charles and grandson Prince William joined her.

A Twitter post shared to the Royal Family page said: “She was joined by The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester as she welcomed influential business leaders from around the world.”

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Meanwhile, reports have suggested that the Queen is planning a quieter Christmas this year.

A source told The Sun: “She is becoming a little less resilient and needs a little more help – although she is doing well for somebody of her age.

“Her courtiers have noticed the Queen becoming more weary and perhaps more fragile than she was – and who could be surprised?”

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