THE Queen spent the night in hospital for tests after cancelling official duties.
Royal doctors sent the 95-year-old sovereign to be seen by specialists in London on Wednesday afternoon.
How is the Queen doing?
Her Majesty was discharged — with Buckingham Palace saying she was in “good spirits” after “preliminary investigations” during her visit to hospital.
It was believed her medical team acted out of caution to have her admitted to King Edward VII hospital in Marylebone on Wednesday.
And the overnight stay — her first in a hospital for eight years — was for practical reasons.
Yesterday afternoon Her Maj, 95, was understood to be back at her desk at Windsor Castle.
She was said to be reading her official government red boxes and is expected to recuperate for the rest of the week.
The Palace said: “Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the Queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today (Thursday) and remains in good spirits.”
Has the Queen been in hospital before?
This week's trip is believed to be the Queen's sixth major hospital trip in over 40 years.
It was believed the Queen stayed the night in hospital as it was getting too late to take her on a 26-mile trip home.
She was not thought to have had an overnight hospital stay since March 2013 when she was treated for a stomach bug at the same hospital.
Timeline of Queen's health scare
December 2016 – In December 2016 both the Queen and Prince Philip were forced to delay their Christmas travel plans due to “heavy colds.”
June 2015 – In June 2015 speculation around the Queen’s health was sparked after she visited King Edward VII hospital for an annual routine check-up.
March 2013 – In March 2013 she was treated for a stomach bug at the same hospital.
Doctors were worried about keeping Her Royal Highness hydrated after experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis
October 2006 – In October 2008 the Queen had to miss the opening of Arsenal’s new Emirates Stadium because of a strained back muscle.
December 2003 – In December 2003 the Queen received surgery to remove torn cartilage in her right knee and remove two small lesions to her face.
She stayed in hospital for two nights and left December 13 2003.
As she left she was seen with two stitches under her left eyebrow and a black mark under her eye, trousers covering her knee bandage.
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