Queen Elizabeth Is Back Holding Virtual Audiences Just One Week After Her Brief Hospital Stay

Less than one week after Queen Elizabeth spent the night in a hospital, she’s already getting back to business.

Last week, the 95-year-old monarch was admitted to the hospital, as instructed by her doctors, where she underwent “preliminary investigations.” Following the overnight stay, the queen returned to Windsor Castle and resumed minor duties at her desk. Today, Her Majesty took on more duties and returned to holding virtual audiences. If you didn’t know, audiences are one-on-one meetings with the queen and are an important part of her daily work. Conducting virtual audiences has become the norm since the pandemic began.

Her Majesty met with Mr. Gunn Kim from the Republic of Korea and Mr. Markus Leitner from the Swiss Confederation. Per a post shared on the official royal family Instagram account, both individuals “presented their ‘credentials’—a formal letter from their Head of State confirming that Her Majesty can trust them to speak on behalf of their country.” The monarch attended the Zoom from Windsor Castle.

As we mentioned above, Elizabeth’s return to royal duties comes after her short stint in the hospital. Buckingham Palace previously announced she'd be taking a break in a statement, which read (via People): “The queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days.”

We’re glad to see the queen back to business and looking happy and healthy.

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