Royal Family News – Queen Jokes with NHS Leaders, ‘You’re Still Alive?’
Stunning NHS leaders with the surprise joke, Queen Elizabeth II asks, “You’re still alive?”
The 96-year-old Monarch asked the cheeky question Tuesday, July 12 to NHS leaders and healthcare workers as she and Prince Charles presented them with the George Cross. Continue reading and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Royal Family News – NHS ‘Terribly Proud of Vaccination Rollout’
The Prince of Wales and his mother delivered the medal, which is second only to the Victoria Cross, praising NHS leaders for their courage and steadfastness during the pandemic as well as their handling of the vaccine rollout. The nurse who administered the first vaccine outside of clinical trials, May Parsons, was also in attendance.
The Queen made the room break out in laughter as she asked Parsons of her historic first jab, “You’re still alive?” The nurse laughed at the joke before telling the 96-year-old Monarch, “We’re terribly, terribly proud of the vaccination roll-out, it was so successful.”
Her Majesty agreed with Parson’s sentiment saying, “Yes it was amazing,” adding, “And what are you going to do with it?” she said, referencing the medal. NHS chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, said that the medal would tour the NHS before finding a more permanent home.
Royal Family News – Queen’s Duties Rewritten
This comes as the Queen’s royal duties have been rewritten by the Palace in order to better accommodate Her Majesty’s growing mobility issues. Queen Elizabeth’s “official” royal duties were altered for the first time in a decade in Buckingham Palace’s annual Sovereign Grant report.
As it stands, the Queen won’t have to attend events such as the State Opening of Parliament, which was previously deemed necessary by “constitutional convention,” according to The Telegraph. Her Majesty’s revised job description puts emphasis on supporting the wider royal family, according to Yahoo!
Royal Family News – Queen to be Greatly Assisted by Royal Family
The Queen’s role, however, is still comprised of two key elements: Head of State and Head of Nation. In the role of Head of State, there are roles the Queen “must fulfill.”
Either way, the job description notes that she is “greatly assisted by other members of the royal family who undertake official duties on behalf of Her Majesty.” Be sure and stay up to date on all Royal Family News and return here often for more news and updates.