Prince Charles given royal blessing for Jordan trip despite Queen’s health fears

Prince Charles has been given The Queen's blessing to continue with his imminent royal tour of Jordan and Egypt, despite worries over her health.

According to The Sun, the Prince spoke to Her Majesty on the phone after news came out that a back injury would force her to miss Remembrance Sunday events over the weekend – for the first time in 22 years.

Having felt reassured that the 95-year-old monarch was OK, he was happy to start his Middle East trip later today.

An inside source said: “The trip to Jordan and Egypt is incredibly important for the UK.

“Equally, it was important that Charles got some reassurance that everything was OK.”

It is hoped that the visit to Jordan to mark the kingdom's centenary year will show “strong bilateral relations” with the UK, and that the focus of the tour will be on climate change, heritage provisions and female education.

The royal pair will begin their tour with a visit to Jordan's capital Amman, where they will met with King Abdullah and Queen Rania.

They will also take in a trip to visit the Pyramids in Egypt.

Last week, Prince Charles did give an update on the health of his mother, answering a question from an audience member during an event for the Prince's Trust in South London.

When asked how his mother was, he replied: “She's alright, thank you.”

As we reported last month, she was previously meant to visit Northern Ireland last month but had to pull out of official duties and cancel her trip after she was taken to hospital for preliminary tests on October 20.

It was reported that she spent the night in King Edward VII's Hospital in London, in what was thought to have been a cautious decision made by her medical team.

Buckingham Palace described the monarch as being in "good spirits" after she was discharged from hospital the next day.

In a statement issued on October 29, the palace said: “Her Majesty can continue to undertake light, desk-based duties during this time, including some virtual Audiences, but not to undertake any official visits."

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