The Queen has cancelled a scheduled trip to Northern Ireland on doctor’s advice.

She has “reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days”, Buckingham Palace said and has cancelled the journey scheduled for Wednesday.

The monarch is said to be in good spirits, but disappointed to not be able to go on the two-day trip.

The Queen’s schedule has been busy and recently hosted a major Global Investment summit at Windsor Castle on Tuesday evening.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days.

“Her Majesty is in good spirits and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, where she had been due to undertake a series of engagements today and tomorrow.

“The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland and looks forward to visiting in the future.”

Press Association has reported that the Queen’s decision is understood not to be related to coronavirus.

The 95-year-old monarch is now resting at Windsor Castle.

At present she is still expected to attend Cop26 events which will take place in Glasgow in just a number of weeks.

On Tuesday, the Queen turned down the Oldie of the Year trophy because she feels she does not meet the criteria, believing “you are only as old as you feel”.