| 28 May 2024, Tuesday |

UK’s Queen Elizabeth pictured driving around her estate

Queen Elizabeth, who has been ordered by her doctors to take a two-week break from royal duties, was seen driving alone around her Windsor Castle estate on Monday.

The photograph, which published on a number of British media websites, showed the 95-year-old queen behind the wheel of the car, wearing a headscarf and sunglasses.

Elizabeth had to cancel some planned events last month and spent the night in the hospital for an undisclosed, but unrelated to COVID-19, condition, her first overnight admission in years.

Buckingham Palace said her doctors had instructed her to rest and avoid official visits for at least two weeks. One of those engagements she was forced to pull out of was a reception to mark the opening of the United Nations climate change summit COP26, which gets fully underway on Monday.

The queen, who is known for her robust health, has still carried out a number of virtual audiences by videolink, in which she has appeared well and cheerful, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had spoken to her last week and said she was “on very good form”.

  • Reuters