'It's bad enough at 73': Charles jokes as he assures the Queen is 'alright'

'Once you get to 95, it's not quite as easy'

Prince Charles has assured the Queen is in good health after concerns over her recent absence.

On Wednesday, the 95-year-old monarch carried out her first official engagements since missing Remembrance Sunday, welcoming outgoing Chief of the Defence Staff to Windsor Castle.

She was seen standing and smiling with General Sir Nick Carter in what Buckingham Palace confirmed was the second of two audiences the Queen held on Sunday.

Asked about her wellbeing, the Prince of Wales who's on a Royal Tour in Jordan said: “She's alright thank you very much. Once you get to 95, it's not quite as easy as it used to be.”

“It's bad enough at 73," he jokingly added, referencing his own age.

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Wednesday was the first time in nearly a month that the Queen has been pictured carrying out an in-person engagement since she hosted a reception for the global investment summit at Windsor on October 19.

She held a face to face audience with Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week but was not pictured doing so.

The Queen pulled out of climate conference COP26, hosted in Glasgow, earlier this month after advice from doctors.

Last month, she spent the night in hospital after cancelling a trip to Northern Ireland.