British Premier Says Queen Elizabeth Is In Good Standing

ROME (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that Queen Elizabeth II was in “very good shape” during their weekly conversation a few days ago.

On the eve of Buckingham Palace reported that doctors asked the 95-year-old monarch to rest for another two weeks.


“I spoke to His Majesty, as I do every week as part of my job, and he was in very good shape,” Johnson told ITV News on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Rome.

As premier, Johnson has a weekly audience with the queen. The most recent was on Wednesday virtually.

“The doctors told him to rest and I think we have to respect that and understand that everyone wishes him well,” Johnson said.

Last week, the queen underwent medical examinations and spent the night at King Edward VII Hospital in London, the first time in eight years.

The queen has continued to work ever since and will continue to do desk work. During his rest period, he will not be able to attend the UN climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, which begins on Sunday. However, he recorded a message that will be played to the attendees.

Nor will he attend the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on November 13, an event that aims to recognize British and Commonwealth men and women who have fought wars, disasters and pandemics to protect and defend the nation. .

However, the palace said the queen has the “firm intention” to appear at a Remembrance ceremony in central London on Sunday 14 November.

Elizabeth, the longest-lived and reigned monarch, plans to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee – 70 years on the throne – next year.