03/06/2015 10:36 BST | Updated 03/06/2016 06:12 BST

Queen Has 'Scheduled' Health Check

The Queen has attended hospital for a "routine" and "pre-scheduled" annual check-up, Buckingham Palace has said.

The palace took the unusual step of confirming the private medical visit following speculation on social media about the state of the monarch's health.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "I can confirm that the Queen this morning attended her annual medical check-up at the King Edward VII's Hospital in London.

"This was a routine, pre-scheduled appointment, the Queen has now left hospital."