There has been new speculation about Queen Elizabeth’s Health Monday came after it was revealed that a traditional public welcome ceremony, usually held outside Balmoral Castle to mark the start of the queen’s summer break in Scotland, will take place later this year. closed doors.
A royal source told The Daily Beast, the event that normally sees the queen inspecting a guard of honor at the gates of Balmoral Castle, will now take place “privately within the grounds of Balmoral”.
Last year, the event involved the queen examining a guard of honor, and meeting a tiny Shetland horse, the official mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. The ceremony is generally considered to mark the start of her summer break in Scotland, where she usually stays until October. This year, the event will be held privately.
Designating the event as private means that the queen, who is suffering from “episodic mobility issues” according to her aides, will not be exposed to television camera surveillance, photographers, media or the public.
As always, there are two ways of looking at this.
One opinion is that when the queen turns 97, she should be celebrated for her devotion to the mission and her unusual schedule of events and activities, even in a slightly modified form. , which she maintains.
Contrasting views are that appearing in public is one of the most fundamental and important responsibilities of her job. After all, the queen herself once quipped that “I must be seen to be believed”.
This line of thought concludes that if she is unable to perform basic duties, such as attending church services and checking in on the military, there is an argument that a regency, or even complete abdication, leading to the reign of King Charlesneed to be set up later in a hurry.
The queen’s staff hated even Her Majesty’s concerned offer to resign, and the queen herself wanted to emphasize the point that she would get nowhere in her holiday year, saying in a message: “My heart was with all of you; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.”
The palace says there is no problem with the queen being restless, and that it is common practice to make “comfortable” adjustments and adjustments to her schedule to allow her to continue. Continue to attend as many events as possible.
And if someone thinks the queen is about to go in”retirementIn Balmoral, she made it very clear that was not the case by indicating that she planned to travel to Britain in September, when Boris Johnson was about to step down as prime minister and his successor. appointed, to fulfill the official duty of requesting and inviting a new prime minister to form a government.
It is unusual for the queen to break up the Balmoral region, and her determination to come to Britain to appoint a new prime minister appears to be an obvious attempt to signal that she is not yet ready to be wiped out.