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The Queen has spent a night in hospital after cancelling her visit to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace has said.
A spokesperson said the monarch went to hospital for “preliminary investigations” on Wednesday but returned to Windsor on Thursday.
The Queen was seen by specialists at the private King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London.
Her admittance is understood not to have been related to coronavirus.
The spokesperson 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, and remains in good spirits.”
The PA News agency reported it is understood the overnight stay was for practical reasons and the Queen was back at her desk on Thursday afternoon and was undertaking light duties.