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Queen pulls out of service at St Paul's Cathedral because she is feeling 'under the weather'

Mirror logo Mirror 28/06/2018 Elaine McCahill
Elizabeth II wearing a hat: The Queen has pulled out of an event as she's feeling 'under the weather' © PA The Queen has pulled out of an event as she's feeling 'under the weather'

The Queen has pulled out of a service at St Paul's Cathedral because she is feeling "under the weather".

A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said: "The Queen is feeling under the weather today and has decided not to attend this morning's service at St Paul's Cathedral marking the 200th anniversary of the Order of St Michael and St George.

"Her Majesty will be represented by the Duke of Kent as the grand master of the order."

It is understood no doctor has been called and that the Queen will still travel from Buckingham Palace to Windsor this afternoon for the weekend as planned.

The Queen, who turned 92 in April, was last seen on Tuesday when she attended the Young Leaders Awards at Buckingham Palace with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

a woman standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Queen Elizabeth hosted the Young Leaders Awards at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Queen Elizabeth hosted the Young Leaders Awards at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday

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At the event the Queen was pictured meeting with David Beckham, Sir John Major and Sir Lenny Henry.

She looked in good spirits at the ceremony and wore a floral dress for the occasion.

It was revealed earlier this month that the Queen had secret eye surgery to remove a cataract and concealed it by wearing sunglasses at public events.

The 92-year-old monarch underwent the successful procedure in May, which if left untreated can cause blindness.

When approached, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "I can confirm that the Queen successfully underwent a short planned procedure to treat a cataract last month."

a person wearing a suit and tie: Angelina Jolie was pictured at the event to mark the 200th anniversary of the Order of St Michael St George at St Paul's Cathedral © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Angelina Jolie was pictured at the event to mark the 200th anniversary of the Order of St Michael St George at St Paul's Cathedral

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a close up of a person wearing a hat and sunglasses: The Queen concealed her eye surgery by wearing sunglasses © PA The Queen concealed her eye surgery by wearing sunglasses

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The Queen is known for her robust health.

Her son the Duke of York once described her as being incredibly fit for her age, and the 92-year-old monarch still rides her Fell ponies at Windsor, and drives, mainly around her private estates.

The Queen's no fuss approach to injury and illness was perfectly illustrated in 1994.

She broke her left wrist when her horse tripped during a ride on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

The break was not diagnosed until almost 24 hours later when her arm was X-rayed and set in plaster at a hospital.

It was the first time she had fallen in many years and the Queen had simply brushed herself down, remounted her horse and trotted on back to Sandringham.

Prince Harry et al. posing for a photo: The Queen is 92 and is known for her robust health © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The Queen is 92 and is known for her robust health

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She has since called time on her overseas travels, leaving long-haul destinations to the younger members of her family.

But she still has a busy diary of events, and in 2017 carried out 296 engagements.

Just before Christmas 2016, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh both fell ill with heavy colds, forcing them to delay their trip to Sandringham by a day.

The Queen was not well enough to attend the Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene church and also missed the New Year's Day one.

She later described it as a "particularly grisly mixture of cold and flu".

She turned 90 in 2016 and, the same year, used the lift rather than stairs to enter Parliament for the State Opening, avoiding the 26 steps of the royal staircase at the Sovereign's Entrance.

The decision was attributed to the Queen suffering from knee pain.

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