Royal Family News – Amid Health Concerns Queen Elizabeth’s Duties Reduced
Queen Elizabeth II, who turned 96 earlier this year, has reportedly been released from some of her royal duties according to Republic World.
Almost a month has passed since the Monarch’s historic Platinum Jubilee celebrations and, according to The Telegraph, Buckingham Palace is rewriting the role of the Queen due to her growing mobility issues. Continue reading and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Royal Family News – Queen’s New Royal Job Description
Last week, reports Vanity Fair, Buckingham Palace released an annual report that revealed a formally amended version of the Queen’s role as Head of State and Head of the Nation. Her duties have been reduced from thirteen points to a somewhat ambiguous description of her responsibilities. The new description no longer included duties the Monarch “must fulfill.”
The change in the Queen’s Royal job description appears to be an attempt to aid the Queen’s mobility issues that have recently required her to back out of several public engagements in the last few months. However, this will be the first time in over a decade that the Queen’s duties have undergone a formal change.
Royal Family News – Changes Not ‘Drastic’ Just ‘Small Update’
The annual report for the Sovereign Grant splits the Monarch’s role in two. The first part reads, “the role of Head of State which is a formal constitutional concept, common to all nations and involves the official duties which The Queen, by constitutional convention, must fulfill.” And the second, “role of Head of Nation, a much more symbolic role in the life of the Nation, involving duties which are not directed by the constitution but which The Queen carries out where appropriate or necessary.”
According to Pop Culture, a Palace source explained that the changes to the Queen’s duties weren’t “drastic” but simply included a “small update.”
Royal Family News – Other Royals Take Up Queen’s Slack
Despite the Queen’s absence from recent events, she still managed to delight the crowds attending a series of events at Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland last week, reports People. Royal watchers will recall that last year, according to Court Jeweller, the Queen sprained her back prior to the annual Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall wherein Prince Charles stood in.
In fact, Charles, William, and Princess Ryal often stand in for the Queen at ceremonies. Be sure and stay up to date on all Royal Family News and return here often for more news and updates.