The Queen Reluctantly Cancelled Her Trip To Northern Ireland On Doctor’s Orders
THE QUEEN is 95, going on 96. Bitch is getting up there. Last week the news broke that her doctor made her quit her nightly martini. She was also seen out and about using a cane to help her walk. Then yesterday, after a slew of public appearances, Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen was canceling a two-day visit to Northern Ireland that had been set to begin today. Apparently, doctors thought the Queen should rest, and she “reluctantly accepted medical advice.” Reluctantly, my ass! Now she gets to jump into that massive four-poster bed and binge-watch Squid Game and the latest season of You! Doc’s orders…
Here is the Palace’s statement on the cancellation of the Queen’s trip, which was to mark the 100th anniversary of Northern Ireland, via Vanity Fair:
“The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days. Her Majesty is in good spirits and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, where she had been due to undertake a series of engagements today and tomorrow. The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland, and looks forward to visiting in the future.”
There’s no official explanation as to why the Queen needs rest, but the BBC and People have confirmed it’s not related to COVID.
Royal expert Joe Little told the Evening Standard that the cancellation could have something to do with her recent busy schedule. On Tuesday night Queenie went to a reception at Windsor Castle with Prince William and Prince Charles. In recent weeks she’s traveled to Cardiff, opened the baton relay for the Commonwealth Games, and attended a Royal British Legion centenary service at Westminster Abbey:
“I think when you get to the age of 95 and you have a role such as the Queen has, there is an inevitability about last-minute cancellations,” said Little, the managing editor of Majesty magazine. “Mentally, the Queen is pin sharp as ever and when she makes speeches she speaks well. But you notice that the body is perhaps a little bit less so.” He added that royal watchers can expect to see her role in next summer’s Platinum Jubilee scaled back when compared to 2012’s Diamond Jubilee.
Before her busy October, the Queen spent a couple months at Balmoral estate in the Highlands. And that can’t have been a chill vacay; Prince Andrew fled to Mumsy’s castle in early September to avoid being served with a sexual assault lawsuit. The Queen probably spent the whole month perched outside his bedroom door, disguised as an inanimate suit of armor, guarding her son against process servers. Ugh, the poor dear needs a real vacation! Somebody send her to an all-inclusive in Cancun!