Queen Elizabeth met today by teleconference with new ambassadors to Britain, in her first official duties since doctors advised her to rest and after having to spend a night in hospital last week.
Elizabeth, 95, conducted the wiretaps from Windsor Castle, now her main residence. During the online meeting, the ambassadors of South Korea, Gun Kim and Switzerland, Markus Leitner, presented their credentials, as it became known from Buckingham Palace.
The 95-year-old queen was smiling and wearing a yellow dress.
It was her first official public appearance since October 19 and she canceled a visit to Northern Ireland a day later, with her doctors recommending a rest.
Then, last week, the queen spent Wednesday night through the hospital, officially for "preliminary" examinations.
The fact that Buckingham Palace was late in revealing her treatment, her first since 2013, has raised questions and criticisms of the palace's lack of transparency.
Elizabeth is expected to attend the UN Climate Summit (COP26) early next week in Glasgow, Scotland.