Queen Elizabeth II bows out of Monday appearance

Queen Elizabeth II has bowed out of an appearance on Monday as she continues to recover from illness.

Buckingham Palace released the following statement: "The Queen will regrettably no longer attend the Commonwealth Observance at Westminster Abbey today as she continues to recover following her recent illness. The Duke of Edinburgh will attend the Observance as planned. However, Her Majesty will still attend the Commonwealth Reception at Marlborough House this evening to sign a new Commonwealth Charter."

According to the statement, the 86-year-old monarch "hopes to undertake some of her official engagements planned for the rest of this week."

The queen was recently hospitalized overnight for treatment of gastroenteritis, marking her first hospitalization in 10 years. Last week, officials said the queen's health remains good and that she was not planning to reduce her appearances and activities.

Also on the queen's schedule this week is a visit to Tech City in London's East End on Wednesday and a service at the Guards' Chapel in central London on Thursday.


Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App