Take it easy! Queen Elizabeth II‘s workload will be getting a little less demanding amid recent health concerns.
The palace has officially changed the monarch’s role as head of state to a more condensed description, according to The Sunday Telegraph. The outlet noted earlier this month that the annual report of the monarchy included a change from the 13 bulleted points previously used to detail Elizabeth’s position. The duties that she “must fulfill” have also been removed from the list.
After Elizabeth, 96, began limiting public appearances earlier in the year, the official shakeup is now. Elizabeth was previously diagnosed with several health issues, including being positive for COVID-19 in February.
The source only told us that the source was a source at the time. Us WeeklyThe queen was focused on her recovery. “She’s showed extraordinary courage and is thankful for all the love and support she’s received, and as long as she feels able to work that’s what she’ll continue to [do],” the insider shared that same month. “It’s typical of her selfless character and everyone is just in awe of her resolve and bravery. She’s truly one of a kind and an example to everyone around her.”
A second source was discovered a month later. UsIt was advised that the queen rest before her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
“The Queen has been advised by her loved ones and trusted advisors to go a lot easier on herself, even if it means missing more functions than she would like,” the insider shared in March. “The other factor here is that she wanted to be as close to full strength as possible for the Jubilee celebrations, which she’s been looking forward to immensely.”
Elizabeth was joined in London by her loved ones as she celebrated her 70th year on the throne. Prince CharlesAnd Camilla, DuchessThey also showed their support Prince WilliamAnd Duchess Kate. Both the Duke and Duchess were 40 and made several appearances with their children, Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte 7, and Prince Louis, 7.
During the festivities, Elizabeth chose to watch the Trooping the Colour from the Buckingham Palace balcony before being absence from other activities due to “discomfort.”
“The Queen greatly enjoyed today’s Birthday Parade and flypast but did experience some discomfort,” a statement from Buckingham Palace read after Elizabeth chose to not appear at St. Paul’s Cathedral. “Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate in tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty with great reluctance has concluded that she will not attend.”
The queen, who also missed the “Party in the Palace” concert, later made a surprise appearance on the final day of the royal celebration. Her ailments, however, didn’t keep Her Majesty from meeting great granddaughter Lili during the week of events. Prince HarryAnd Meghan Markle, who were in town to toast the Queen’s legacy, named their second child “Lilibet” which is the queen’s nickname. The couple also have a 3-year-old son, Archie, after they retired from royal duties in 2020.