Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Queen Makes Rare Visit to Hospital

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Queen Makes Rare Visit to Hospital

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Byline: ROBERT JOBSON

THE QUEEN favours natural health remedies and rarely goes to hospital for treatment.

The 76-year-old has enjoyed remarkably robust health for much of her life and has seldom been forced to cancel official commitments because of illness.

The damaged ligament in her knee has led to her using a walking stick, marking a rare outward sign of injury.

Her last hospital visit was in January 1994. She wore a plaster cast after breaking her left wrist when her horse tripped on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

It was the first time the Queen, a keen and experienced horsewoman, had fallen for many years. But she got back on and rode back to Sandringham House unaware she had sustained anything more than a bruise. The break was not diagnosed until almost 24 hours later.

She does not like to wear protective hard hats when out riding, generally preferring a head scarf. In March 1993, the Queen was forced to cancel several engagements because she was unwell with the flu. …

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