The Queen advised by doctors to rest for two weeks

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The Queen has been advised by doctors to rest for two weeks, according to a statement released by Buckingham Palace.

The 95-year-old monarch has had to cancel her appearance at the Festival of Remembrance, due to be held on 13 November.

A statement from Buckingham Palace read: "Following on from their recent advice that the Queen should rest for a few days, Her Majesty’s doctors have advised that she should continue to rest for at least the next two weeks.

"The doctors have advised that Her Majesty can continue to undertake light, desk-based duties during this time, including some virtual audiences, but not to undertake any official visits. Her Majesty regrets that this means she will be unable to attend the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday November 13.

"However, it remains The Queen’s firm intention to be present for the National Service of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday, on November 14."

Her Majesty is said to remain in "good spirits" and recorded a speech for the COP26 on Friday (October 29). The news comes after the Queen was forced to pull out of attending the upcoming climate summit after a busy recent schedule.

The Queen stayed overnight in King Edward VII hospital, her first hospital stay in eight years, as she underwent tests last week. It meant she had to cancel a two-day trip to Northern Ireland.

The monarch has been carrying out virtual engagements and most recently received David Constantine, during which she presented him with The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

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