The queen was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday to have blood tests and has been released, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.
The BBC’s Martin Brunt first reported the queen’s hospitalization, saying, “Sources said the 95-year-old monarch was taking antibiotics to relieve a cough and was suffering from an upper respiratory tract infection.”
Her Majesty The Queen was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital this evening for a precautionary check-up as a result of a persistent upper respiratory tract infection. The Queen is recovering well and will continue to carry out her regular programme of engagements. — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) February 28, 2017
Her Majesty is carrying out her usual engagements throughout the week. pic.twitter.com/IlCmoHiWRF — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) February 28, 2017
[email protected]_Nicholls has just visited The Queen at King Edward VII Hospital – he’s today passed on their good wishes for her recovery. pic.twitter.com/Q6UdoJXZsy — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) February 28, 2017
A palace spokesperson told the BBC the queen was “doing very well.”
In the past, when the queen has been treated for respiratory problems, the queen has contracted the common cold, according to Marie Claire.
In 2013, when the queen took a three-week break from royal duties, Dr. Patrick J. Somerville, a professor of clinical medicine at King’s College London, said there was no reason for concern.
“The queen is an astute consumer of medical information. She could easily keep track of any health issues and anticipate her inevitable physical decline,” Dr. Somerville told CBS News. “It’s probably just a bit of a cold.”
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