Friday, January 24, 2020

Queen Elizabeth pulls out of WI meeting due to cold

The Queen has pulled out of her annual visit to the Sandringham Women's Institute meeting as she has a cold and is "not feeling up to it".

The 93-year-old royal pulled out of her annual meeting with the Sandringham branch of the community-based organisation for women at West Newton Village Hall in Norfolk, East Anglia, England, just 30 minutes before it was due to start because she wasn't "feeling up to it".

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace told the MailOnline that Her Majesty "has a slight cold", while an insider added that her illness was "no cause for alarm."

The monarch usually joins the Women's Institute ladies for tea and cake before she listens to a speech which, this year, was made by BBC newsreader Huw Edwards.