The Queen may decide to skip Christmas at Sandringham as doctors weigh in “day by day.”
A royal commentator has suggested that the Queen may be forced to miss Christmas at Sandringham as doctors monitor her health “day by day.”
The Queen has been holding virtual audiences at Windsor Castle as part of her return to royal duties following a night in hospital and royal doctors’ orders to rest.
Concerns about the 95-year-old’s health have grown in recent weeks after she canceled several major engagements.
The monarch’s small number of in-person engagements, according to royal correspondent Hugh Whitfeld, will remain unchanged.
Mr Whitfled told Sunrise, an Australian morning show,: “We know the Queen hasn’t ventured far from Windsor Castle recently.”
“There aren’t any public appearances planned, and it appears they won’t be.”
“This is exactly the sort of thing we’re going to see from the Queen in the coming weeks,” ITV’s royal correspondent Christ Ship added.
“We believe she will return to Sandringham for Christmas, as she has in the past, but she and her doctors are taking things day by day and will not confirm anything until the doctors are completely satisfied with her continued progress.”
Prof Sir Huw, Head of the Medical Household and Physician to the Queen, is thought to have advised the Queen to relax after preliminary tests in King Edward VII’s Hospital on October 20.
Since then, the Queen has been doing light duties, but she sprained her back, which caused her to miss the Remembrance Sunday service.
During his more than 15 years with the royal household, Prof Sir Huw would have looked after the late Duke of Edinburgh.
While the Queen conferred the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order on Prof Sir Huw separately, her daughter, the Princess Royal, conducted a full investiture ceremony on the Queen’s behalf for dozens of recipients on the same day.
The Queen most likely wanted to express her gratitude to Prof Sir Huw for his care of her and the Royal Family on a personal level.
The Court Circular – a daily record of official royal engagements – revealed the details.
Prof Sir Huw was made a Knight Commander in the New Year’s Honours list at the start of 2021, after serving as Head of the Medical Household for seven years.
The Royal Victorian Order is an honorary title bestowed upon individuals who have made significant contributions to
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