The Queen reveals Covid-19 left her ‘very tired and exhausted’

By TOI Editor   April 11, 2022   Update on : April 11, 2022

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The Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II, has acknowledged that she felt “extremely lethargic and exhausted” after her recent bout with Covid-19.

The queen, who will turn 96 this month, virtually hosted the ceremonial inauguration of the Queen Elizabeth Unit at the Royal London Hospital previously this week. In during video chat from Windsor Castle.

She has spoken with Asef Hussain, a patient on the ICU who fell extremely unwell after getting the Covid-19 virus. Weeks ago, the princess attended via video call from Windsor Castle to chat with past patients and NHS workers for the inauguration of The Royal London Hospital’s Queen Elizabeth Division.

“I’m delighted you’re getting much better,” she remarked. This terrible pandemic does make one tired and fatigued, it’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to speak with you today.

The queen’s condition was confirmed on February 20th, and while Buckingham Palace underlined that she was only having moderate symptoms, her virtual appearances were canceled, while she continued to have her weekly phone chat with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Elizabeth II came back to work in early March.

The royal’s illness was made public after her son, Prince Charles, 73, reported the presence for the virus for the 2nd attempt on February 10, two days after being in touch with his mom. Just several days later, his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, samples were positive for Covid-19. Read also Camilla will be Queen when Prince Charles ascends to the kingdom.

Furthermore, the queen has withdrawn from an Easter catholic mass with sadness, though no reason has been offered.

The monarch will not be present for a ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on Thursday, and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall would serve as the official representatives.

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