Prince Charles has provided an update on the health of his mother, The Queen.

The Prince of Wales was greeted by crowds as he left a NatWest branch in South London after an appearance for the Prince’s Trust on Thursday afternoon.

One man shook his hand and asked: “Prince Charles. How is your mother?”

Charles patted the well-wisher on the arm and replied: “She’s alright, thank you.”

Queen ordered to rest amid health concerns

News Shopper: The Queen delivering her Cop26 video message (Buckingham Palace/PA)The Queen delivering her Cop26 video message (Buckingham Palace/PA)

The Queen, 95, has been ordered by doctors to rest for the past three weeks after spending the night in hospital in October.

She conducted a Privy Council meeting by video link from Windsor on Wednesday afternoon, with ministers including Lord President of the Council Jacob Rees-Mogg and Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi among others.

Buckingham Palace has said it is the monarch’s “firm intention” to be at the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph, but her attendance has yet to be confirmed.

It had already been announced that the head of state was missing Saturday evening’s Festival of Remembrance.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will lead other members of the royal family including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Princess Royal at the annual event at the Royal Albert Hall.