The Washington Post

Queen cancels meeting after being told to rest


Britain’s Queen Elizabeth was forced to cancel a planned virtual meeting with ministers Wednesday after being advised to rest by her doctors, a day after the 96-year-old monarch appointed Liz Truss as the country’s new prime minister.

“After a full day yesterday, Her Majesty has this afternoon accepted doctors’ advice to rest,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. “This means that the Privy Council meeting that had been due to take place this evening will be rearranged.”

The queen, who is at her Scottish home, Balmoral Castle, has been suffering since the end of last year from what Buckingham Palace has called “episodic mobility problems,” which have forced her to cut back on engagement­s and reduce her public appearance­s.

Buckingham Palace gave no further details about the queen’s health but said the latest advice from her doctors did not involve hospitals. She will remain at Balmoral, the palace said.

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