Queen back in action after health concerns

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

She may have missed out on a royal engagement last week due to health concerns, but Queen Elizabeth was back in action yesterday for an official appearance.

The 92-year-old made sure she was back in fighting fit form for her trip to Scotland, where she was pictured beaming from ear-to-ear in a yellow ensemble.

The Queen’s visit to Scotland will see her spend a week traveling around, meeting with dignitaries and the public.

Her appearance comes just after it was revealed that she was suffering from significant pain in her knees, but she was refusing to have surgery.

The Monarch was apparently reluctant to go under the knife because she wouldn’t be able to attend royal engagements if she needs to recover from surgery.

“She was talking to friends at the Chelsea Flower Show and said her knees were playing up,” the insider told The Sun.

“But she is reluctant to have an op due to the time it would take to recover.

The source said the Queen is being ‘incredibly brave’ but she doesn’t want to ’cause any fuss’.

“People from her and Philip’s generation battle through problems and carry on,” the insider said.

The news comes just three days after Her Majesty was forced to pull out of an engagement at St Paul’s Cathedral because she was ‘feeling under the weather’.

“The Queen is feeling under the weather today and has decided not to attend this morning’s service at St Paul’s Cathedral marking the 200th anniversary of the Order of Michael and St George,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said.

“Her Majesty will be represented by the Duke of Kent as the grand master of the order.”
The Queen had been through a busy few weeks of royal engagements, which included numerous appearances at Ascot, an outing with Meghan Markle in Chester and an award show at Buckingham Palace.

She is also still recovering from surgery in May, where she had a cataract removed from her eye.

The Queen has since been seen wearing dark sunglasses when out in public and at royal engagements.

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