Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Hospitalized Overnight — But Is In ‘Good Spirits’

Buckingham Palace reported Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II was admitted to hospital overnight and she returned to her home the next day. This happened shortly after the 95 year-old British monarch's medical team advised her to rest rather than go to Northern Ireland.

The Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain speaks near Salisbury, England on October 15, 2020. Getty Images

The Key Facts

Buckingham Palace said that the Queen visited a hospital Wednesday to conduct preliminary investigations. She returned to Windsor Castle by midday Thursday. According to the palace, the monarch is still in good spirits. This disclosure was made after the Queen resigned from a trip to Northern Ireland on Wednesday. Buckingham Palace said that the Queen had been advised to rest for the following few days. However, the palace did not elaborate on her medical condition.


The COP26 international conference on climate change in Glasgow opens later this month. Queen Elizabeth is scheduled to attend. The queen was heard complaining last week about world leaders who talk but don't do climate change. This is a phenomenon that the monarch, who rarely weighs in on politics, called irritating.

Important Background

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. She has held the throne since 1952 and served as the head of the state. She returned to her official duties just days after Prince Philip, her husband of 73years, died.