Queen Elizabeth II has dedicated her life to service. She promised to serve the monarchy until her last breath and she is committed to making that happen. The British monarch is already 95 years old and she is not slowing down. One royal expert suggests that the Queen should step back.
Queen Elizabeth Should Be Encouraged To Step Back
Angela Levin, author of Harry: A Biography of a Prince, spoke with talkRADIO. During the interview, they talked about the Queen after she spent a night in a hospital and had to cancel her trip to Northern Ireland last week.
For Levin, it's high time that the Queen slow down. She speaks to the Queen's family members to encourage her to step back from her duties.
"It's a very big statement that we've got to sort of encourage her to take a step back or sideways or something and to allow her body to recover from the engagement that she does," Levin explained.
"I think that it's a fight between her head and her body because she wants to do it, she feels she can. She is very articulate. She's absolutely spot on with everything she says, but her body is 95-year old."
According to royal expert Russell Myers via Express, the Queen has a lot of lunch and dinner meetings in her diary. She doesn't want to be alone especially after her husband Prince Philip died.
Queen Elizabeth II Rejects 'Oldie Of The Year' Award
While Levin felt that the Queen should step back and slow down due to her age, Her Majesty, would certainly disagree. Just recently, Queen Elizabeth II was offered the title "Oldie of the Year."
However, Her Majesty politely declined the offer from author and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, chairman of the awards. He rejected the offer days before she got hospitalized. Her response from her assistant private secretary, Tom Laing-Baker (via BBC) was published in The Oldie magazine's latest issue.
"Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such The Queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept, and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient," the statement read. "This message comes to you with Her Majesty's warmest best wishes."
Queen Elizabeth is Britain's longest-reigning monarch. She will mark her Platinum Jubilee next year for being on the throne for seven decades.
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