Queen Elizabeth returns to virtual engagements after the COVID-19 diagnosis
Queen Elizabeth returns to virtual engagements after the COVID-19 diagnosis

Queen Elizabeth returns to virtual engagements after the COVID-19 diagnosis

Queen Elizabeth II returned to hold virtual audiences on Tuesday, a positive sign of her recovery after testing positive for COVID-19 in late February.

The queen, 95, completed two virtual engagements from Windsor Castle with the ambassadors from Andorra and Chad, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said in a statement to TODAY.

Queen Elizabeth completes two virtual engagements with Carles Jordana Madero, Andorra’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and his wife, Soraia Maria Valls Pinilla.Victoria Jones / AFP via Getty Images

On February 20, Buckingham Palace announced that Elizabeth had been diagnosed with COVID-19. She was previously vaccinated along with her late husband, Prince Philip, in January 2021. She had also received a booster shot.

Because of her diagnosis, the monarch exposed two planned virtual audiences she had planned last week and also canceled a few also of them.

COVID-19 has been sweeping the royal family lately. Elizabeth’s eldest son, Prince Charles, 73, tested positive for the virus for the second time in early February. His wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 74, was later tested positive on 14 Feb.

Charles resumed royal duties shortly after. On February 17, he presented the Queen’s Anniversary Awards in St. Louis. James’s Palace in London, and a few days later he visited Hereford Cathedral.

Queen Elizabeth II completes the first virtual audience since she tested positive for COVID-19
The virtual engagements were the Queen’s first since she tested positive for COVID-19 last month.Victoria Jones / Getty Images

The monarch’s health also raised concerns in October, when she had to spend a night in hospital, to cancel a trip to Northern Ireland in the process.

The doctors told her rest for two weeks and stop taking long walks in Windsor Great Park. She was also advised not to drink her Dubonnet cocktails further.

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