Queen Elizabeth admitted to hospital overnight

The 95-year-old monarch of the British family, Queen Elizabeth, spent the night in the hospital Wednesday night for what the official media sources at Buckingham Palace are calling a stay “for practical reasons.”

The queen was forced to cancel her trip to Northern Ireland due to her appointments with specialists after the royal doctors recommended that she seek out another opinion, according to The Sun.

The palace says that the queen is in “good spirits” after “preliminary investigations” during her visit to the hospital. What they haven’t shared is exactly what she is in the hospital for. 

According to The Sun, her medical team was believed to have been acting with an abundance of caution when they recommended that she be admitted to King Edward VII hospital in Marylebone on Wednesday.

Queen Elizabeth is believed to have since returned to Windsor Castle as of yesterday afternoon, but she will be recuperating for the rest of the week without any strenuous activity or events. 

The Palace said: “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 (Thursday) and remains in good spirits.”

According to The Sun’s report, this is only the queen’s fifth major trip to the hospital in the last 40 years, and her aides hope she’ll be able to attend the Glasgow COP26 climate change summit on Nov. 1.

The British crown has decided to give up alcohol since the death of her late husband, Prince Philip who was 99 upon his death in April of this year. Despite that positive change, the queen raised concerns when she started to use a walking aid during an engagement at Westminster Abbey this month. 

England’s monarch took the throne in 1952 upon the death of her late father, King George VI.