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Queen Elizabeth will not attend COP26 summit reception after medical advice to rest – Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth will not attend COP26 summit reception after medical advice to rest – Buckingham Palace
The UK's Queen Elizabeth will skip the upcoming COP26 climate in Glasgow next week, Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday. The monarch was advised to “rest” and will instead address the summit via a recorded message.

“Following advice to rest, the queen has been undertaking light duties at Windsor Castle,” the palace press service said in a statement. “Her Majesty has regretfully decided that she will no longer travel to Glasgow to attend the Evening Reception of COP26 on Monday, November 1.”

The monarch will address the summit with a pre-recorded message instead of appearing at the event in person, it added.

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While no further official details were provided on why the decision was taken on Tuesday for her to “rest,” a source within the palace told Reuters it was a “sensible precaution.”

Last week, the queen cancelled a planned two-day trip to Northern Ireland after the 95-year-old monarch “reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days,” the palace said at the time.

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