LIFESTYLE

Queen Elizabeth II Misses Appointment Due To Ill Health As The Duke Of Kent Takes Her Place

Date June 28, 2018

Earlier today, the Duke of Kent stood in for Queen Elizabeth II at a service held at St. Paul's in London. The event was to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George.

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While it is not strange for other senior members of the royal family to represent Her Majesty at events, this is a rare occasion as she is reportedly unwell. A tweet by ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship said the Queen had pulled out of the engagement to get some rest.

The Palace has not made an official statement concerning the issue and is likely waiting for word from Her Majesty on how to proceed. Meanwhile, Britons and fans of the royal family have been sharing messages expressing concern and wishing the Queen the best of health.

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Queen Elizabeth II is the longest serving monarch ever to rule Great Britain and is perhaps the hardest working Queen in history. It is not surprising at all that she would take time away from scheduled events, but ill health is a rare occurrence for her.

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She famously keeps to a strict diet and health regimen to ensure she is in top form, especially seeing as her schedule is quite hectic. Here is hoping that she gets back on her feet in good time.

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