Queen health update from Boris Johnson assures monarch is on 'very good form'

The Queen is said to be in “very good shape” after being advised to rest for two weeks.

The Prime Minister announced that he had spoken to the queen After Buckingham Palace issued a statement saying the 95-year-old would only do “desk-based duties”.

At the G20 summit in Rome, Mr Johnson said Channel 4 News: “I spoke to Her Majesty and she is in very good shape.

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“All she has to do is follow the advice of her doctors and get some rest, and I think that’s the most important thing.

“I think the whole country wishes her all the best.”

Mr Johnson is believed to have spoken to the Queen on Wednesday as part of his normal weekly audience.

The PM also told ITV News: “As every week, I spoke to Her Majesty as part of my work. She seems to be in very good shape.

“Her doctors told her to rest and I think we need to respect and understand that.

“Everyone wishes her all the best.”

The development came last night after the Queen underwent hospital tests last week and canceled a two-day trip to Northern Ireland.

It was announced last Wednesday that the Queen had “reluctantly” accepted medical advice on recovery and canceled her trip to Northern Ireland, which was due to begin that day.

However, it was later revealed that she had stayed in the hospital overnight when the Sun newspaper reported that the monarch had been admitted to King Edwards VII’s hospital in central London on Wednesday.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that she had undergone “preliminary exams” during her first night in a medical facility in eight years.

But the head of state still has a “firm intention” to get the nation to honor the country’s war dead on Memorial Sunday.

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A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Following her recent advice that the Queen should rest for a few days, Her Majesty’s doctors have recommended that she should continue to rest for at least the next two weeks.

“Doctors have indicated that Her Majesty may continue to perform light desk duties during this time, including some virtual audiences, but no official visits.

“Her Majesty regrets that she will not be able to attend the commemoration on Saturday November 13th.

“However, it remains the Queen’s firm intention to attend the National Memorial Service on Memorial Sunday, November 14th.”

On Friday afternoon, she recorded her speech at COP26 for the UN Climate Change Conference, which opens in Glasgow on Monday.

She was supposed to hold a reception for world leaders on Monday evening.

The Queen was cheerful and in a good mood when she hosted a virtual award ceremony on Thursday and awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2020 to the poet David Constantine.

During a video call from Windsor Castle, she joked with the writer at Buckingham Palace, saying of his award, “Will you put it in a closet?”

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