Royal family 'at the Queen's side' as her health scare continues with missed church visit

The Queen
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The Queen is said to be having visits at Windsor Castle from members of the royal family following her shock hospital admission last week.

  • The Queen is said to be surrounded by royal family members who have chosen to be at her side following her hospital admission and recent church service absence.
  • Her Majesty who cancelled a trip to Ireland after she was advised to 'rest up' having spent the night in the hospital last week was missing from a recent church service.
  • This royal news comes as the Queen is given a medical warning as she cancels royal work commitments

According to recent reports by MailOnline, the family of Queen Elizabeth II has rushed to be at her side as she rests up at home following doctors' orders.

So far son Prince Andrew and her granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor have been spotted in the castle grounds enjoying a horse ride around the royal residence.

The Queen, 95, spent a rare night in hospital following "preliminary investigations" in which a series of health checks were carried out on Wednesday 20th October.

She returned home the following morning and was said to be back at her desk undergoing light duties but at the weekend she was notably missing from the church service at Windsor Castle.

Lady Louise Windsor

The deeply religious sovereign, who rarely fails to attend, had been due at All Saints Chapel in Windsor.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace revealed last week, “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, and remains in good spirits.'

It comes after the Queen was spotted using a walking stick during an outing with Princess Anne.

It's understood that the medical checks were airing on the side of caution but a Times source close to the Queen claimed, 'She is knackered.”

The Queen returned to work earlier this month following her annual summer break in Balmoral, which was the first without her husband Prince Philip, who died aged 99, earlier this year.

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She sparked concern from fans after Her Majesty was spotted shaking hands with international business and investment leaders at Windsor Castle, with many begging for someone to protect her.

Superflu viruses are said to be spreading amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and many people believe that Buckingham Palace is not giving the "complete picture" about the Queen's health. Some are concerned about whether the lack of clarity could spark "rumour and misinformation" and questions about what will happen when the Queen dies.

It is not known what health checks were made on Her Majesty but her latest church service absence puts her appearance at the upcoming COP26 summit hanging in the balance.

The summit is scheduled for 1st November in Glasgow and is expected to see Prince William and Prince Charles attend alongside the Queen.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)