Queen Elizabeth Shock: Monarch’s Official Job Description Reportedly Changed And Indirectly Reflects Her Ongoing Health Battles

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Queen Elizabeth continues to perform her royal duties amid reports that her health is slowly deteriorating. This didn’t come as a surprise to royal fans because they know that Her Majesty is not getting any younger. However, the palace does not divulge the monarch’s health issues to the public on a regular basis.

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Queen Elizabeth’s Latest Job Description Reflects Fewer Royal Duties For The Monarch

According to reports, Queen Elizabeth’s job description changed between 2021 and 2022. And these major changes are a clue that the Queen is no longer in tip-top shape.

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Last year’s Grant report highlighted eight key constitutional duties of the Queen as the Head of State. This includes the State Opening of Parliament, as well as the paying and receiving of state visits to and from other heads of state.

But in this year’s updated report, the Queen’s job description reportedly seemed a bit vague.

“The Queen’s constitutional role encompasses a range of parliamentary and diplomatic duties,” it reads.

There are also changes when it comes to the Queen’s job description as the Head of the Nation.

“The monarchy provides an important sense of continuity and stability at a time of rapid social, cultural and technological change and the regular rhythm of the monarchy provides reassurance to many people,” last year’s report read.

Key events such as the State Opening of Parliament, Trooping the Colour, Garter Day, the Royal Maundy Service, Holyrood Week, and the Royal Ascot Week were all mentioned in last year’s report.

And in this year’s report, the State Opening of Parliament was deliberately removed. And it is also important to note that the Queen missed a slew of events this year due to her deteriorating health.

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Queen Elizabeth’s New Job Description Sheds Light On Her Health Issues

As such, News.co.au claimed that the palace may have just indirectly admitted that the Queen will no longer go back to how she was before.

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“The Queen, as we knew her before the pandemic and the death of Prince Philip, was a redoubtable, stoic presence who popped up with reassuring regularity in some riotously colored coat to cut a cake or watch a tree being planted or inspect some new medical wing is gone. Her Majesty’s ‘episodic mobility problems’ and whatever else might be ailing her clearly prevent her from physically undertaking her duties as sovereign as she once could. Courtiers and aides will clearly have to economize carefully when it comes to the Queen’s time and energy going forward,” the publication claimed.

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Queen Elizabeth Triggers A Period Of Regency But Won’t Abdicate

Throughout the past couple of years, there has also been much talk about the Queen’s possible abdication. Before she turned 95, a source insisted that the monarch would bow out of her royal duties when she turns 95.

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While speaking with Vanity Fair, royal biographer Robert Jobson alleged that the Queen wants to trigger a period of regency when she turns 95. This means that Prince Charles would be tapped as Prince Regent and perform some of the Queen’s duties on her behalf. However, this doesn’t mean that she will formally abdicate from the throne.

“It is the Queen’s intention to hand over to Charles when she turns 95. We are in a period of transition at the moment and it is my understanding the Queen wants to hand the regency over to Charles and in doing so, give him all the executive powers of the monarch. She will retain the title of Queen, she’s not abdicating, but there is enough scope within the Regency Act for her to step down should she wish to. We are talking regency, not an abdication. The most important thing is to maintain the strength and integrity of the institution. If she feels her advancing age is in any way weakening the institution, then she would bring about change,” Jobson said.

And it is between the age of 95 and 96 that the Queen started passing on some of her royal duties to her eldest son, Prince Charles, as well as to her grandson, Prince William.

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