LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days and has canceled a trip to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday.

The palace didn’t offer specifics on the decision, but says the 95-year-old monarch is “in good spirits,” and disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland for engagements Wednesday and Thursday.

“The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland, and looks forward to visiting in the future,” the palace said.

RELATED: See photos of Britain’s longest reigning monarch through the years

She is resting at Windsor Castle, where she has stayed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

The decision comes just days after Elizabeth was seen using a walking stick at a major public event when attending a Westminster Abbey service marking the centenary of the Royal British Legion, an armed forces charity.

RELATED: How Queen Elizabeth met Prince Philip: Looking back at the 1947 royal wedding

She had previously been photographed using a cane in 2003, but that was after she underwent knee surgery.

The queen, who was widowed this year, still keeps a busy schedule of royal duties. On Tuesday, she held audiences with diplomats and hosted a reception at Windsor Castle for global business leaders.

Copyright © 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

This post first appeared on

You May Also Like

Camila Cabello Looks Like Jenna Ortega Thanks To New Hair

This Summer, Camila Cabello is unleashing her dark and sexy side with…

Did Tom Really Win Over Shiv?

Now that Succession has ended, and we know the final successor, everyone…

Former Sen. Scott Brown hosts 2024 GOP presidential contenders in NH as he mulls another Senate run in 2026

Former senator and ambassador Scott Brown is bringing back his “No BS…

Siddaramaiah Sworn In As Karnataka’s New Chief Minister, DK Shivakumar His Deputy

Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, and eight cabinet ministers, also took oath…