The Queen spent Wednesday night in hospital and has been advised to rest
The Queen’s appearance at Cop26 is looking uncertain as she waits for ‘test results’ from doctors after being admitted to hospital this week.
The monarch, 95, had planned to join Prince Charles and Prince William at the global climate summit in Glasgow on November 1.
But royal sources said the visit ‘hangs in the balance’ after medics advised her to continuing resting.
Palace insiders said the Queen is awaiting test results that ‘could result in further examinations….or confirm that no further tests are needed’.
The source told the Mirror: ‘Clearly the doctors are looking at something during their preliminary investigation.’
The Queen spent Wednesday night in King Edward VII hospital in Marylebone, London, after cancelling a scheduled trip to Northern Ireland.
Buckingham Palace has been accused of not giving the complete picture about the Queen’s health (Picture: Getty)
Buckingham Palace said medics took an ‘understandably cautious approach’, and that the Queen’s admission was for ‘practical reasons’.
But royal aides have been accused of misleading the nation over the state of the Queen’s health after initially keeping the hospital visit quiet.
After cancelling her Northern Ireland trip, the palace released a statement saying the Queen had ‘reluctantly accepted’ medical advice to ‘rest’.
It only confirmed Her Majesty had been in hospital for nearly 24 hours when this information was leaked to the press the next day.
On Friday, the Queen was said to be back at Windsor Castle and on ‘light duties’.
She was last seen in public on Tuesday night, where she appeared in full health as she hosted a reception for business leaders.
The next morning, she was compelled to cancel her visit to Northern Ireland on the advice of doctors, who told her she needed rest.
Royal commentators have urged Buckingham Palace to act with more transparency on the ‘deeply serious matter’ of the Queen’s health.
Last week, the Queen used a walking stick during an engagement for ‘comfort’ for the first time. The monarch is also said to have given up drinking alcohol to stay in top shape, on the advice of medics.
The BBC’s royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell accused the palace of allowing misinformation to spread because of the way the handled the matter this week.
He said: ‘The problem, it seems to me, is that rumour and misinformation always thrives in the absence of proper, accurate and trustworthy information.
‘We’re told that she’s in good spirits. That would certainly be in line with her stoical character, but that’s a phrase that’s a little bit of a cliche now.
‘We’re told that she is back at Windsor Castle undertaking light duties. Well, we must hope we can place reliance on what the palace is telling us.’
Late on Thursday night, in response to a story in The Sun, the palace released a statement to say: ‘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 is understood the tests required specialist doctors and medical equipment only available in hospital, meaning medics could not visit the Queen at her home in Windsor Castle, as they normally would.
Aides have denied misleading the public, saying they chose not to make a statement about her stay in hospital in order to protect her privacy.
Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty Magazine, said the issue of revealing details about the monarch’s health is problematic.
He said: ‘This is a tricky one because the Queen does have a right to a certain degree of privacy, but on the other hand she’s head of state.
‘So does that entitle us to know exactly what ailments she may or may not have?
‘It’s a very difficult one to get the balance right for the satisfaction of everybody.’
The Queen’s admittance was her first overnight stay in hospital since she spent a night at the private clinic in 2013 when she was treated for gastroenteritis symptoms.
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