The Queen will not attend this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm), Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
The Palace said Her Majesty will be represented at the summit in Sri Lanka by The Prince of Wales.
It will be the first time the Queen has failed to attend the meeting, which takes place every two years, since 1973.
More top news
A woman escaped without serious injuries after plummeting 60ft over the side of a balcony in John Lewis - and landing on a display bed.
Syrians fleeing Aleppo in shabby winter coats are still waiting to see whether Turkey will offer them refuge.
A row erupted after claims refugees living in Middlesbrough were housed in properties with red doors that made them targets for racism.