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Queen Consort Camilla cancels engagements after falling ill

Buckingham Palace confirms she will be unable to work for a short period.

Queen Consort Camilla has cancelled a recent engagement, with Buckingham Palace confirming she has contracted a "seasonal illness".

The 75-year-old was due to attend a series of engagements this week, including visiting a ballet school and a library in England's West Midlands, but will be unable to do so under doctor's orders.

Queen Consort Camilla
Queen Consort Camilla has cancelled recent engagements after falling ill, Buckingham Palace confirms, adding she will be taking time off. Photo: Getty

King Charles is reportedly otherwise occupied and Camilla was meant to travel to the events solo.

The Queen Consort has been ordered to stay home and rest on Monday and Tuesday by her doctors, however, she hopes to attend a joint engagement with Charles on Thursday.

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It comes after Charles offered an awkward response to a question about his son Prince Harry last week during a visit to the University of East London.

The monarch was left confused when someone called out, "Can you bring back Harry?"

The King responded, "Who?" after clearly mishearing the question, leaving the crowd in stitches, The Sun reports. When Charles himself realised what had happened, he too laughed with the crowd.

King Charles and Prince Harry
King Charles laughed off an awkward question about his son, Prince Harry, during a visit to the University of East London last week. Photo: Getty

The hilarious exchange comes following claims the Duke of Sussex may return to the UK for a 48-hour visit for the King's coronation in May.

Daily Mail reports Harry's wife Meghan Markle would stay home in the US to celebrate their son Archie's fourth birthday.

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Harry gave an interview with ITV's Tom Bradby following the release of his book last month, telling the journalist he does want to attend the coronation but added, "The ball is in their court".

"There’s a lot that can happen between now and then," he said. "But, the door is always open. The ball is in their court. There’s a lot to be discussed and I really hope that they’re willing to sit down and talk about it."

Harry also shared, "I would like to get my father back, I would like to have my brother back."

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