Queen Elizabeth II is seemingly having fun with a much-needed break after a long time of royal responsibility.
The British monarch has spent many of the previous yr isolating at Windsor Citadel along with her husband Prince Philip amid the coronavirus pandemic. In accordance with palace insiders, the 94-year-old is having fun with the additional time to herself.
“In her twilight years, I’m positive it’s fairly beautiful to not have the strain [of a full calendar of public events],” a supply near the queen instructed People magazine on Thursday.
“It’s attainable that is the one slight relaxation she’s ever had in her complete life,” the supply continued. “She is nicely. She’s in good fettle.”
The outlet shared that Elizabeth often works primarily in London whereas Philip, 99, lives at Wooden Farm close to Sandringham. The Duke of Edinburgh retired from royal duties in 2017.
However now that the couple has been isolating, they’re having dinner collectively every evening. And all through the pandemic, Elizabeth has been having fun with her free time driving her Fell ponies.
“She goes right into a peaceable mode when she is with horses,” shut buddy and equine adviser Monty Roberts instructed the outlet.
Though Elizabeth has been largely out of the general public eye since 2020, she hasn’t fully forgotten her royal duties. In April she addressed the pandemic with an inspiring speech and in addition gave her annual Christmas broadcast. And like many people, she has been counting on Zoom to attach with colleagues and family members.
On New Yr’s Eve, the queen declared “higher days will return” in a caption of a collage of pictures from 2020 shared on Instagram.
Elizabeth, together with Philip, additionally acquired the coronavirus vaccine at Windsor Citadel earlier this month. She additionally despatched a non-public message to Joe Biden earlier than he formally took workplace as President of america.
Final April, the queen’s son, Prince Charles, confirmed that he had contracted COVID-19. The Prince of Wales and his spouse, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, self-isolated in Scotland, the place he recovered. It was reported months later that Prince William additionally contracted the virus.
Fox Information’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.