Queen Elizabeth II Says COVID-19 Left Her Exhausted

Queen Elizabeth II spoke of extreme fatigue from COVID-19 when she discussed her experience in a video call with staff at an East London Hospital on April 6.

The Queen virtually attended the official opening of the Queen Elizabeth Unit at the Royal London Hospital.

The Queen spoke via video call from Windsor Castle to National Health Service workers at the hospital who had helped build and run a 155-bed unit to deal with a surge in patients needing breathing assistance.

The Queen also spoke to Asef Hussain, who had been seriously ill with COVID-19 and has lost family members to the virus.

“It does leave one very tired and exhausted, doesn’t it? This horrible pandemic. It’s not a nice result,” Queen Elizabeth said.

The Queen tested positive for COVID in February. 

Buckingham Palace said in February that The Queen had mild, cold-like symptoms and later returned to light duties at Windsor.

The Queen has made fewer public appearances and has complained of mobility problems as her 96th birthday approaches on April 21. 

The Queen will miss a religious service on Maundy Thursday this week.

Prince Charles, her eldest son and heir, is to represent The Queen in the religious service on Maundy Thursday.


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