January 18, 1901
There is great concern in Great Britain regarding an announcement today concerning the health of Queen Victoria.
"The Queen has not lately been in her usual health, and is unable for the present to take her customary drives.
The Queen, during the past year, has had a great strain upon her powers, which has rather told upon her nervous system. It has therefore been thought advisable by Her Majesty's physicians that Her Majesty should be kept perfectly quiet in the house, and should abstain for the present from transacting business."
Queen Victoria is staying at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. She was born May 24, 1819, and she succeeded to the throne on June 18, 1837.
The Queen's doctors say there is no cause for alarm, but the announcement has caused great concern as Victoria's absolute freedom from illness during the longest reign in English history has led her people to regard her as more than mortal."
Up to midnight, there were no changes to the plans of the Royal Family.