Queen Elizabeth has no plans to slow down despite her age. The 95-year-old monarch with mobility issues, who survived COVID-19, had extraordinary energy in her most recent video call, according to body language expert Judi James.
Queen Elizabeth Shared COVID-19 Experience In Her Recent Video Call
The Queen has stuck to her mantra "never complain, never explain." In the past months, she had canceled several engagements after she contracted COVID-19. However, Her Majesty seemingly touched the issue by sharing her experience with the illness.
"It does leave one very tired and exhausted, doesn’t it? This horrible pandemic. It’s not a nice result," the Queen said, per Express.
The 95-year-old royal contracted the virus in February after Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles' diagnoses. However, the palace assured the public that the royal's condition was not very bad and she was only experiencing "mild cold-like symptoms." She even continued doing light duties at Windsor Castle.
"She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines," the statement obtained by ITV News royal editor Chris Ship continued.
Amid her diagnosis, the Queen signed off a congratulatory message to Team GB men's and women's curling teams following their victories. "We are told that is an indication that her coronavirus symptoms are not too serious," Ship tweeted without naming his source.
Queen Elizabeth Not Slowing Down After Surviving COVID-19
Body language Judi James studied the Queen's video during the call and she noticed the monarch's energy. According to James, even if the Queen spoke about how the illness affected her health, it wasn't visible during the call.
"The Queen might speak about the tiredness caused by coronavirus but body language, thankfully, shows no signs of weariness or even slowing down here," James told Express. "She also doesn’t hijack the stories of the medical professionals with any out of character appeals for pity. But she makes it a more general comment of empathy instead."
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James said doing video calls appeared to be the easiest option for the Queen. However, the activity still requires high level of energy to keep track of the conversation and make up for the lack of personal and real communication brought by the distance.
"The Queen’s video energy is extraordinary here, her eyes are constantly scanning to keep up with the changes of the speaker," James said, complimenting the Queen. "Her facial responses are on time and en pointe with each change, from smiling and laughing to looks of sympathy, looking perfectly congruent and authentic. Her responses are rapid, probably more so than many of us mustering up for the third video meeting of the day."
Stay tuned for more news and updates about the Queen and the other members of the royal family.