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The Queen is STILL ill: Monarch to decide in the next 24 hours if she is well enough to attend church a month after she was last seen in public
The Queen is expected to make her first appearance at Sandringham tomorrow after being struck down with a heavy cold over Christmas.
The 90-year-old monarch broke protocol for the first time ever when she decided not to attend both her traditional Christmas and New Year's church services. However, it is now believed that the Queen is feeling better and will attend a Sunday service tomorrow at St Mary Magdalene Church on her Norfolk Estate.
Buckingham Palace has refused to comment on the rumours and said the Queen's appearance will be confirmed after 9.30am tomorrow.
Queen's ill health may prevent her from attending church on Sunday
The Queen's ill health may again prevent her from attending church on Sunday. The monarch has stayed out of the public eye since Christmas after being struck down with a heavy cold.
Buckingham Palace was unable to confirm whether the 90-year-old would be attending the Sunday service at Sandringham and refused to comment on Princess Anne’s assurances on New Year’s Day that the Queen was feeling “better”.
Speculation as to whether the Queen is well enough to resume her usual routine remains just that, as palace officials said her appearance will be confirmed after 9.30am on Sunday.
When one of the Queen’s top physicians, Professor Huw Thomas, was promoted to a new position last month, he left behind the highly sought-after vacancy of Physician to the Royal Household, a key role on Her Majesty’s medical team. Now I can reveal the job has been filled by a leading specialist in the study of endocrinology and diabetes.
William Drake, professor of endocrinology and clinical endocrinology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, was hired by the Palace last month, joining an existing team of physicians to the Royal Household.
As part of his role, he will attend to both the Queen and Prince Philip, who has suffered bouts of severe illness in recent years.
A spokesman for the Palace refused to comment on the details of Prof Drake’s appointment, but said his expertise was ‘needed’ to widen the medical knowledge within the Royal Household.
She said: ‘Royal physicians are appointed for their wide-ranging skills and abilities. Prof Drake is one of a number of consultants, all of whom are picked because they have different areas of expertise, and William’s area of expertise was needed to create a wide variety of medical knowledge.
‘Just because he has been brought in does not mean there is a specific requirement.’
While each doctor boasts their own expertise, it is thought to be the first time a physician with a specialism in this kind of field has been employed by Her Majesty.
originally posted by: Maxatoria
Given my mum has had an accident and she's only 70 and its really hit her and she doesn't have the same sort of system as liz and she's reasonably ok....who knows perhaps 2017 is looking for more victims....its taken my uncle so in personable terms its not starting well
originally posted by: BlueJacket
Ill say this: I am sure its just about privacy. In regards the sore on her leg....Astragalus membranacius or mongolicus root dried and ground to a fine powder and poulticed on the sore whlile drinking a tea of the same....would fix the issue up speedily. I wish her well.
btw great job on this thread, I was surprised by the amount of material you brought to bear on the subject.
originally posted by: dianajune
Perhaps I'm reading too much into this, but I don't think the Palace wants people to panic, nor does it want there to be more talk about doing away with the Monarchy, which, imo, is more likely should the Prince of Wales become King.
What do you think, ATS members?
originally posted by: TheAlleghenyGentleman
It's going to be one hell of a funeral!
I was born in London but grew up in the US and I'm completely fascinated by the crown change.
If she does recover, she is still old and this has taken a heavy toll on her overall health.