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Queen Elizabeth Cancels Public Appearance Due To Health Concerns

We have been seeing a lot more of Queen Elizabeth II since the royal wedding between her grandson Prince Harry and former actress Meghan Markle took place on May 19.

Less than a month after hosting a lunch-hour reception for the newlyweds and 2000 guests, the Queen celebrated her official birthday with the annual Trooping of the Color ceremony.

The 92-year-old, whose real birthday is April 21, arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, and later appeared alongside the rest of the family on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony.

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A few days later, she embarked on an overnight trip to the northwest England town of Cheshire. It was her first official solo outing with her new granddaughter-in-law, and the pair had a very busy day, which included attending the opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge and doing a walkabout to meet members of the public.

The extremely busy Queen was also at the Royal Ascot last weekend, and hosted a party at the Buckingham Palace just two days ago to celebrate a group of young leaders around the world. Once again she was joined by Meghan, as well as Harry.

The trio appeared to be in good spirits, but it seems like the Queen has taken on too much and it's finally catching up to her.  

The monarch was supposed to attend a service for the 200th anniversary of the Order of St. Michael and St.George held at St. Paul's Cathedral, but she had opted out of it.

According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen is feeling "under the weather" and will no longer be able to be at the special service.

"The Queen is feeling under the weather today and has decided not to attend this morning's service at St. Paul's Cathedral marking the 200th anniversary of the Order of St. Michael and St. George," the palace said in a statement. "Her Majesty will be represented by [her cousin] The Duke of Kent as Grand Master of the Order."

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While many people started to panic about the Queen's sudden change in health, sources close to the royal family say there is no need to worry. The matriarch of the royal family is still scheduled to travel to Windsor Castle on Thursday.

This is the second time this month that the Queen's health has made headlines. A few weeks ago, it was revealed that she underwent a secret surgery to remove a cataract, which forced her to wear sunglasses while making public appearances.

The Queen isn't the only aging member of the royal family who has been dealing with health issues. Her husband, Prince Philip was admitted to a hospital a few months ago to undergo a hip replacement surgery.

The 96-year-old stepped down from public life in 2017 after decades of carrying out royal duties.

We're glad the Queen isn't dealing with anything serious. We can't wait to see her out and about again!

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