New health concerns for Regina after she twists her back

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he Queen missed another major event after a sprain of her back in what is a new concern for her health.

Buckingham Palace said the 95-year-old monarch had made the decision not to attend Sunday’s service at the Cenotaph “with great regret” and was reportedly deeply disappointed to have missed it.

It is understood that the queen has not received hospital treatment for her back and the injury is not related to recent medical advice for her to rest.

She was ordered to rest by royal doctors just over three weeks ago and spent a night in hospital on October 20 undergoing preparatory tests.

The Queen was to watch the service at the war memorial in central London from the balcony of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office building.

She would have been in public view for about 20 minutes if the format had followed previous years.

It is assumed that a back twist would make it difficult for the Queen to have endured a drive to London followed by a period of standing.

The Queen missed several other key events, including the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday evening.

The palace announced during the week that the Queen would also miss the General Synod.

It is believed to be the first time the queen has missed her five-year visit to the General Synod in its 51-year history.

The Queen delivers a video message to heads of state and government at the Cop26 Summit (Alberto Pezzali / PA) / PA Wire

She was well enough to travel by helicopter to Sandringham on November 4 for a long-planned weekend away, where she was seen, in her trademark off-duty scarf, being driven around the estate.

On 20 October, she retired from a trip to Northern Ireland and then missed the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow in early November.

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