Elizabeth II resumes official engagements after suffering from Covid

Elizabeth II resumes official engagements after suffering from Covid

Queen Elizabeth II held two videoconference hearings Tuesday after being forced to cancel engagements last week because she had Covid-19, Buckingham Palace announced.

 
The health of the 95-year-old monarch, who tested positive for the virus on February 20, had caused concern.
 
But she is now well enough to speak by video conference with the new ambassadors of Chad and the Principality of Andorra from Windsor Castle, where she lives.
 
Last week, the Queen cancelled similar engagements with diplomats because, according to her office, she was suffering from mild symptoms of Covid.
 
A diplomatic reception scheduled for Wednesday had also been canceled on advice from the government, in a context of Russian invasion in Ukraine.
 
Since a night spent in hospital in October, the sovereign's appearances have become rare. But the palace had recently announced a resumption of public activities, including a ceremony on March 29 at Westminster Abbey in memory of Prince Philip, her husband who died last year.
 
Elizabeth II passed the 70th anniversary of her reign on February 6 and four days of festivities are planned in June in the United Kingdom to celebrate this platinum jubilee.