Inside Queen’s Windsor life as frail monarch ‘watches a lot of TV’ as well being turns into precedence

Since the death of Prince Philip, Her Majesty the Queen has spent much of her time inside the peaceful walls of Windsor Castle.

Our monarch’s absence from this month’s Commonwealth Service sparked worry among royal followers, and one insider claims she’s spending much more time in a wheelchair behind closed doors.

The Queen has vowed to be devoted in service, but what does her daily life look like out of the public eye?

According to Robert Hardman, author of Queen of our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II, she’s enjoying a less stressful routine including telly, but there’s still work to be done.

Her Majesty will have a more relaxed daily routine

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Robert tells OK! : “She’s relaxing a bit more now, and I’m quite sure she enjoys watching telly – especially the horse racing at Cheltenham Festival last week.

“No one is going to allow her to get overloaded, but there’s still a lot of work to do.”

Prince Charles and Camilla have stepped up to represent the crown at recent public events while Her Majesty rests.

Our monarch is thinking to watch TV and write letters

Our monarch is thinking to watch TV and write letters

Plus, Prince William and Kate Middleton are doing a splendid job overseas on the Caribbean royal tour.

The Queen may have time to watch the box and recite lines from her favorite TV show (The Kumars!), but she can’t (and won’t) escape daily duties.

Robert adds: “There’s still letter writing to do, and the 11 o’clock meeting with her private secretary every morning.

“The red boxes – containing important documents that require her signature or approval – haven’t stopped, either.

The Queen has enjoyed horse riding until recently

The Queen has enjoyed horse riding until recently

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“But one of the upsides of lockdown is that she’s got used to appearing at virtual audiences with ambassadors. It makes them a lot less stressful.”

It sounds like a great deal of work for our 95-year-old monarch, whose Platinum Jubilee celebrations are just around the corner.

But Robert says the palace will make her health their top priority.

“Her staff are good at pacing things to suit her. No one is going to allow her to get overloaded with stuff.

The royal apartments at Windsor look comfortable

The royal apartments at Windsor look comfortable

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“She was seen driving not that long ago, and she may still enjoy the gardens of Frogmore House with the corgis. But she’ll be doing all these things in responsible measure.

“There’s a private garden on one side of the royal apartments at Windsor Castle and I’ve no doubt she loves to go out there with the dogs.”

The Queen’s horses will be a top priority to our monarch too, says Robert.

“She loves to know what’s going on and which horse is in foal. There’s not been a sudden cut off of her activities. And she’ll be keeping in touch with family.”

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