Losing a loved one is difficult for anyone including Queen Elizabeth II, after recently losing her husband of 74 years.
A royal expert claims her Majesty will gradually begin to step back from her royal duties following the death of Prince Philip.
The Queen will in fact “fade away gracefully.” What exactly does this mean?
Read the full story to understand what happens…
Each year the Royal Family is involved in more than 2,000 official events.
That’s why is makes sense for the grieving Queen, who recently turned 95 to cut back her work load.
However the Queen is renowned for having a stiff upper lip…
Shortly after her husband’s death she is already back to work.
Her Majesty put on a brave face as she held virtual audiences via a video link from Windsor Castle…
This marked her first royal duty following the loss of her husband Philip.
It appears the Queen’s royal duties are to be short-lived…
A royal expert claims she will be preparing to step back from royal duties completely.
Peter Hunt, a former BBC royal correspondent, discussed how the Queen will prepare for a life without her other half…
Her children will take on more responsibility within the firm, such as joining her for the official opening on parliament.
“Fundamentally, the Queen will fade away gracefully.”
“Covid has helped in the sense that it has accelerated what any sensible ninety-five-year-old woman would want to do, which is not stand on your feet all day long,” Hunt explained.
He also adds, while the Queen returns to work following her husband’s death, it’s unlikely she will return to her hectic schedule of busy meetings, garden parties, and receptions…
Instead, she will remain at Windsor Castle, where she has been in quarantine for most of the last year.
Prince Charles will possibly take on extra duties, including joining his mother in the state opening on parliament next month.
Prince Philip is said to have given Charles advice on how to look after the Queen and lead the royal family while laying in his hospital bed.
Speaking from his Highgrove home, the future King of England said:
“My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him, and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that. As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously,” he said.
“He was a much loved and appreciated figure and apart from anything else, I can imagine, he would be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and the Commonwealth, who also I think, share our loss and our sorrow.”
The monarch has overseen every one of the constitutional set pieces since taking the throne in 1952….
…apart from in 1959 and 1963 when she was pregnant with Prince Andrew and Prince Edward respectively.
The Queen may not be at the forefront of the royal family for much longer!