Queen's diary engagements remain cancelled

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman has confirmed that the Queen's events that had been cancelled this week would not be reinstated.

Engagements cancelled or postponed this week remain so.

Next week we'll have to see, as she has only just been released from hospital.

– Spokeswoman for the Queen

She was due at the annual Commonwealth Observance multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey in London.

The monarch's pre-recorded video message to the family of nations will be broadcast to the 2,000-strong congregation on March 11.

Soon after leaving hospital the Queen's royal standard was raised above Buckingham Palace, indicating her first stop was her official London home.

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The Queen leaves hospital

The Queen has left hospital after she was admitted yesterday with symptoms of gastroenteritis. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman confirmed that this week's engagements that have been cancelled or postponed will not be reinstated.