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The Queen has cancelled her trip to Northern Ireland this week after she was given medical advice to rest. 

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed, "The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days.

"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."

The Queen's illness is not linked to Covid, according to royal sources.

The Queen had already sparked health fears (opens in new tab) among fans after an earlier outing with Princess Anne.

The Monarch, who will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee (opens in new tab) next year, was seen visiting Westminster Abbey with a walking stick for the first time in 17 years.

Adding to statement, Buckingham Palace continued, "The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland, and looks forward to visiting in the future."

Queen Elizabeth II attends the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Senedd at The Senedd on October 14, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales.

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Her Majesty was scheduled to arrive in Belfast today for a number of royal engagements, having last visited with her late husband Prince Philip (opens in new tab) in 2016.

She was expected to attend a church ceremony in St Patrick's Church, Armagh, to mark the centennial of Northern Ireland's foundation. The Church Leaders Group, which is made up of the leaders of the island's largest Christian churches, is preparing the Reflection and Hope Service.

 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson greet guests during a reception for international business and investment leaders at Windsor Castle to mark the Global Investment Summit on October 19, 2021 in Windsor, England. 

A centennial of Northern Ireland is set to "mark the centenary of the partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland".

The Queen has been residing at Windsor Castle since being moved from Buckingham Palace in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. Doctor warnings come as the Queen declined the Oldie of the Year award, claiming that she does not fit the criteria and that "you are only as old as you feel".

The Queen's assistant private secretary, Tom Laing-Baker, noted in a letter published, "Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such The Queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept, and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient."

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