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Queen Elizabeth II's Cataract Surgery 2018

The Reason Queen Elizabeth II Has Been Wearing Sunglasses Recently

EPSOM, ENGLAND - JUNE 02:  Queen Elizabeth II watches the racing as she attends the Epsom Derby at Epsom Racecourse on June 2, 2018 in Epsom, England.  (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Queen Elizabeth II has been sporting a fresh pair of shades recently, but she isn't trying to make a fashion statement. As it turns out, the 92-year-old royal is recovering from cataract surgery. "I can confirm that the queen successfully underwent a short, planned procedure to treat a cataract last month," Buckingham Palace confirmed to People in a statement on Friday.

While most people would take a few weeks off of work to recover at home, the queen has actually been doing the opposite. Not only did she recently host a garden party at Buckingham Palace, but she'll also be accompanying Meghan Markle on her first solo royal engagement to Cheshire on June 14. But then again, Queen Elizabeth II isn't most people.

Image Source: Getty / Samir Hussein
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