There’s a good chance we’ll never see Queen Elizabeth shaking
hands with her loyal followers ever again.
It’s not that the 94-year-old monarch has announced
her retirement — as far as anyone knows, she still plans to serve her
people until she no longer can. However, in a post-coronavirus (COVID-19) world,
retiring on a high note could be the smartest option.
No one knows exactly what social distancing guidelines will remain in place six months, one year, or even longer from this moment. But most countries are at least planning to protect vulnerable populations going forward, which includes anyone in Her Majesty’s age bracket.
In other words — it would make perfect sense for the queen to step down now amid the pandemic. But will she?
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For now, the queen is holed up at Windsor Castle with no
immediate plans to return home to Buckingham Palace. She’s canceled her
favorite summer holiday trip to Balmoral and multiple high-profile annual events,
including her birthday celebration. Her staff was instructed to clear her
calendar until fall and so far, there’s not a single upcoming event she’s certain
It’s all inspiring the very logical question: Will Queen Elizabeth go back to normal life? One royal expert says no way.
Royal biographer says there’s no way Queen Elizabeth can
resume her former life
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The famed royal biographer Andrew Morton told The
Sun that he cannot envision Her Majesty getting back to “normal” life anytime
soon, or ever.
“It’s terribly sad but I can’t see how the Queen can resume
her usual job. The Covid-19 virus isn’t going away soon and will be with us for
months, if not years,” he explained. “It would be far too risky for the Queen
to start meeting people on a regular basis.”
He continued, saying the risk of greeting people would be far too great for a person in their 90s. “She has always loved getting out and meeting people but she can’t take the risk. How can she carry out investitures, meet ambassadors, do walkabouts, and visit places without meeting people at close range? If she gets the bug, it could be fatal and would put Prince Philip at risk.”
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