Boris Johnson believes Queen Elizabeth is very good”.
The 95-year-old monarch was absent from the annual Remembrance Sunday service in London after suffering a sprained back, but the UK Prime Minister has reassured the British public that the Queen is generally in good health.
Speaking to the media at a Downing Street press conference, he said: “I know everyone will want to offer their best wishes to Her Majesty the Queen.
“I just want to reassure everyone by saying that I saw the Queen for an audience last week in Windsor and she is very well.
“He shouldn’t need to say it, but I just wanted to say it anyway.”
The monarch recently embarked on a two-week rest period, but was determined to attend the service at the London Cenotaph.
However, on the morning of the service, it was announced that the Queen would not be attending the event due to her back problem.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “The Queen, having dislocated her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today’s Sunday Remembrance service at the Cenotaph.
“Her Majesty is disappointed that she will lose her service.”
In his absence, Prince Charles laid a crown in the monarch’s name.
The 73-year-old royal was joined at the war memorial by various members of the royal family, including the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
The queen – who is the longest-serving British monarch of all time – lost only six other cenotaph ceremonies during her time on the throne. However, she is currently limited to carrying out light duties at Windsor Castle.