Smiling Queen Elizabeth Seen For first Time Since Pulling Out Of Climate Summit After Doctors’ Orders To Rest

THE Queen has been pictured smiling broadly for the first time since it was announced she’d been forced to back out of the COP26 summit on doctors’ orders.

Buckingham Palace revealed on Tuesday that Her Majesty won’t be traveling to Scotland for the meeting as she has been advised to rest

The decision sparked further concern for the monarch’s health after she was hospitalized for “preliminary tests” last week

However, in a new photo issued by the Palace tonight, the Queen looked cheerful as she gave a virtual audience earlier this week.

Wearing a pretty floral dress and pearl necklace, she smiled brightly as she presented David Constantine with the Gold Medal for Poetry via videolink.

The monarch has already hosted two virtual audiences at Windsor this week, both of which were on Tuesday.

They advised her to rest and take some time off.

But despite their advice, the Queen will appear over video once again this week for the eco-summit.

She had planned to speak to attendees directly, but will now deliver a pre-recorded video message instead.

The royal had 295 engagements during 2019 – and has pursued a punishing schedule following the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, carrying out 120 official appointments in 194 days.

Her decision not to attend in person comes after she backed out of a planned trip to Northern Ireland – her first cancelled royal duty in 15 years.

She spent a night in hospital last week but was later discharged in “good spirits”.

Her hospital stay was kept a secret and only confirmed by the Palace when it was revealed by The Sun.

And while it’s understood her medical team acted out of caution and the stay was for “practical reasons”, sources claim her family – including Prince Harry are concerned.

The Duke of Sussex felt “helpless” from his home in Montecito, LA after learning his grandmother had been hospitalised.

It’s claimed he’s been “checking in non-stop” to ensure she is feeling better.

A source claims Harry is deeply concerned about his grandmother from his home in Montecito, LA