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The Queen of England,  Elizabeth 11 is back home after spending some time in hospital

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According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen spent Wednesday night in hospital for preliminary medical checks and is now back at Windsor Castle.

The 95-year-old monarch was released from a private hospital in central London at lunchtime on Thursday and is “in good spirits,” according to the palace.

The Queen had canceled a visit to Northern Ireland scheduled for Wednesday.

After a busy schedule of public appearances, she was advised by a doctor to rest for a few days.

“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,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Thursday night.

The Queen drove herself to King Edward VII’s Hospital in Marylebone, about 19 miles (32 kilometers) from Windsor, where she was examined by specialists. Her admission is not thought to be related to the coronavirus.

The overnight stay was said to be for practical reasons, and the Queen was back at her desk on Thursday afternoon, performing light duties.

It is the Queen’s first hospital stay since 2013 when she was diagnosed with gastroenteritis.

The King Edward VII’s Hospital is a private hospital used by senior royals, including the Queen’s late husband, the late Duke of Edinburgh, who was treated there earlier this year.

The announcement on Wednesday that the Queen would have to cancel a trip to Northern Ireland was bound to raise eyebrows.

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Despite appearing to be in good health and happiness at the various events she has attended over the last week, it is important to remember that she is 95 years old.

The palace must strike a delicate balance between disclosing enough information about the Queen’s health to keep the public informed while maintaining the privacy to which she is entitled.

As a result, the news that she had been taken to hospital for tests was kept under wraps until a front-page report in the Sun newspaper forced the palace’s hand.

People will be concerned, but the reassuring news is that she is in “good spirits” after her hospitalization and is well enough to perform some light duties.

The Queen has had a busy schedule of official engagements.

An official record of the Queen’s diary showed at least 16 formal events in October, and she was scheduled to travel to Northern Ireland for two days this week.

On Tuesday evening, she was seen hosting a Global Investment Summit at Windsor Castle alongside Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday that the monarch had “reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days.”

He stated that the Queen was “disappointed” that she would no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, which would have required an overnight stay.

The following week, on 6 October, she met with members of the Canadian military at Windsor Castle, and on 7 October, she attended the start of the Commonwealth Games baton relay at Buckingham Palace.

Last week, on October 12, she attended a church service at Westminster Abbey to commemorate The Royal British Legion’s centenary.

She then traveled to Wales on Thursday to begin the sixth term of the Senedd.

She was back in England by Saturday, attending Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire.

And she was back at Windsor Castle on Tuesday evening, hosting a Global Investment Summit.

The Queen is expected to lead a royal delegation to the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow in two weeks.

She appeared to be irritated by people who “talk” but “don’t do” when it came to environmental protection, according to remarks overheard at an event last week.

Earlier this week, the Queen declined an award for Oldie of the Year from a magazine, stating that “you are only as old as you feel.”

She declined the award “politely but firmly,” but sent the Oldie magazine a message with her “warmest best wishes.”

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