Queen Elizabeth II spent night in hospital for tests

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she attends an event in celebration of ‘The Big Lunch’ initiative at The Eden Project, near St Austell in south west England on June 11, 2021. PHOTO/ AFP

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  • Britain's domestic Press Association news agency said the trip to hospital had been kept under wraps because it was expected to be a short stay, and also to protect the 95-year-old monarch's privacy.

Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in hospital for tests after being forced to cancel a visit to Northern Ireland this week, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday.
"Following medical advice to rest for a few days, The Queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today (Thursday), and remains in good spirits," a statement said.

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