THE QUEEN has been “very gradually” allowing her son and future king, Prince Charles, to take the lead role in the Royal Family as she finds herself having to make “adjustments”, a royal commentator has told Express.co.uk.
Prince Charles‘ move to becoming the head of the Royal Family is being “handled with great care”, according to a commentator. Although his mother the Queen is very unlikely to abdicate for him, the monarch is still having to make “natural adjustments”. Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams spoke to Express.co.uk about the future of the monarchy.
He told the Daily Express: “He’s been taking a lead role very gradually and handled with great care.
“The Queen wasn’t doing long haul flights and, in some cases, stairs were being avoided.
“These are the natural adjustments being made for a person of advanced age.
“She’s a wonderful symbol for what one can achieve at that age, and what one is able to do.”
Mr Fitzwilliams continued: “Of course, everything has been on hold because of the pandemic.
“So from that point of view it’s very difficult to make predictions other than to say that until the lockdown the Queen had intended to travel to Buckingham Palace and carry out engagements.
“That didn’t prove possible, and virtual engagements were done instead.
“Whereas bits of the last year were not good for the monarchy, the fact is that they fulfilled a pivotal role, which is to be symbols of national unity when the country needed it.” Read more: daily express
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