In recent months, the Queen has been sidelined from major events due to ongoing mobile problems. But now her work has officially been scaled back amid those health concerns.
The annual report of the monarchy, released last week, revealed that Queen Elizabeth II’s role as head of state has been tweaked from 13 bullet points to a less specific description. And the tasks the 96-year-old “must complete” have also been reduced, according to The Sunday Telegraph. (The article has contacted the Queen’s press office for comment.)
This is the first time in more than a decade that there have been official changes to her job description. And it was the long-reigning king’s admission of health problems.
For many months, the Queen, who lost her husband Prince Philip last April, has sat out celebrity events and ceded some commitments to her family. In the May, Prince Charles officially opens the British Parliament. It was the first time in nearly 60 years that his mother did not attend the ceremony.
Last month, the Queen also miss the first day of Royal Ascot because of mobility issues and in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee, she was absent from church service due to “feeling uncomfortable”. “Then she appeared in the ending marching through holograms. The proud royal also used a stick for a formal portrait during the Order of the Garter service at St. George at Windsor Castle in June.
Last month, royal expert Daniela Elser wrote an op-ed for the Australian store News.com.AUspeak image of the queen greeting New South Wales Governor Margaret Beazley in the UK “nothing to be alarmed about.”
Elser compares photos taken almost a year ago.
Elser writes: “The difference is truly amazing. “Over the next 12 months, the Queen appears to have become noticeably more stooped, much thinner, and overall appears to have shrunk.”
However, last week, she visit Scotland during her annual Holyrood weekwhich celebrates the nation’s culture, in an eye-catching monochrome lavender ensemble.