The British Crown wants to lead by example. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Elizabeth II and her relatives have been working to scrupulously respect health measures. In recent months, Her Majesty has had to change her working habits. Confined for many months to Windsor Castle, with her husband Prince Philip, the 94-year-old British monarch learned to use digital tools to continue her commitments. And within a few days or weeks, she will be able to resume an (almost) normal life as the United Kingdom faces a new devastating wave of Covid-19. As announced by Buckingham Palace, Elizabeth II and her husband have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. A great moment, which His Majesty was impatiently awaiting. As soon as the current confinement is lifted, she intends to resume her work normally.
After spending much of the year in isolation, Queen Elizabeth II is waiting for only one thing: to resume her official duties as soon as government directives allow her to do so safely, as Vanity Fair claims. . In contrast, Buckingham Palace has been forced to cancel all garden parties planned for this summer due to the pandemic, but Elizabeth II’s assistants are still hoping she can attend some engagements in person later. this year, when the lockdown is lifted. “Her Majesty is keen to start doing what she does best again, to be visible,” said a source. Her conviction has always been: ‘You have to be seen to be believed’ and that is always the point of view of Her Majesty. She must have reigned through a screen for much of the past year, we all hope this year will be different. ” And the deadlines are already known.
Elizabeth II: reunion with Harry and Meghan?
Next June, Elizabeth II could normally participate in Troomping the Color Day, which will then celebrate her 95th birthday. A very important event for the Queen, who loves to reunite with her loved ones and had been saddened to have to cancel this meeting in 2020. But this year, Her Majesty would especially like to focus on her husband, who will celebrate his 100th birthday. “The Queen wants the Duke to be the center of attention in June and the big celebration for herself to be her Platinum Jubilee in 2022,” said a member of her entourage. And this occasion could also be the occasion for the British royal family to see Meghan Markle and Prince Harry again. Exiled in the United States for several months, the Sussexes have indeed planned to return to Great Britain for holidays in June and July, in particular to celebrate the birthdays of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, and participate in the unveiling of a statue of Princess Diana.
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