the queen of england forced to rest

Let’s remove any ambiguity immediately: this sick leave has nothing to do with the coronavirus. At just 95 years old, the hyperactive Elizabeth II has to be careful. Her doctors gave her no other option, they put her on forced rest. But the official speech insists: it is only “reluctantly“that the Queen agreed to cancel her engagements (including a two-day visit to Northern Ireland) and “take a break” at Windsor Castle.

The sovereign is still very active. To be convinced, browse the royal family’s Instagram account: Elizabeth is on the move. Worse than a campaign candidate, she’s everywhere, all the time! Monday October 18 again, small video exchange with the new governor general of New Zealand who will represent her on the island.

Good night … Oh no, it’s a good day for you!“A little mess can happen in the time zones. It must be said that in London it is 12 hours less than Wellington and one hour less than in Paris.

Elizabeth also regularly holds video hearings with ambassadors, shaking hands with an entire assembly of business leaders and international investors invited to Windsor on Tuesday. Without the cane we saw her with last week, but also without a mask. If she is no longer traveling abroad, where she is represented by her son, Prince Charles, she participates in many public events. Furthermore, his presence at COP26, the UN climate conference in Glasgow in early November, is not in question.

A British magazine offered to give him its award this summer, “The old man of the year” (“Oldie of the Year”): Politely but firmly declined.

On Tuesday, October 19, the magazine published its rejection letter, its private undersecretary wrote: “Your Majesty thinks we are the age we feel”. In other words, “in my head, I’m too young for that.” In addition, she, who has never formulated a political opinion in public, begins to give in a little. In a private conversation last Thursday on the sidelines of a speech, he expressed his irritation towards leaders who “talk” a lot of climate change, but who “don’t act” and who can’t even come to COP26.

The Queen of England holds longevity record on the British throne. It will celebrate its 70th anniversary next year.

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