The Queen is ‘keen’ to return to in person engagements as soon as lockdown lifts now she has been given the Covid-19 vaccine because she thinks you have to be ‘seen to be believed’, a source tells Vanity Fair
- The Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, have received first Covid-19 vaccine dose
- There is a ‘keenness’ for Her Majesty to return to in person events, source said
- Said the Queen believes you ‘have to be seen to be believed’
The Queen is preparing for her return to work after being vaccinated against Covid-19, a source has claimed.
The Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, were vaccinated at Windsor Castle on Sunday.
The monarch is looking ahead to when she can resume royal duties, a ‘well-placed source’ told Vanity Fair. Pictured, marking the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior in November
‘There’s a keenness for Her Majesty to get back to doing what she does best, being visible,’ the source said.
‘Her belief has always been “You have to be seen to be believed” and that is still very much Her Majesty’s view. She has had to reign from a screen for much of last year, we are all hoping this year will be different.’
Analysis carried out be Femail revealed the Queen carried out almost half of her 2020 engagements listed on the Court Circular by telephone or video link.
Among the engagements carried out in person was the knighting of Captain Sir Tom Moore at Windsor Castle in July and a joint outing with Prince William to meet counter-terrorism experts in Salisbury in October.
The Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, were vaccinated at Windsor Castle on Sunday. Pictured, the couple in a photo released to mark Prince Philip’s 99th birthday in June
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh spent most of the year at Windsor Castle where they were joined by a key group of aides in what has been dubbed ‘HMS Bubble’.
Her Majesty travelled north to Balmoral, in Aberdeenshire, briefly over summer and spent time with Prince Philip at Sandringham, Norfolk, before they both returned to Windsor Castle.
Royal experts predict Trooping the Colour in June could be the first time the Royal Family is seen at a joint engagement.
The Duke of Edinburgh also celebrates his 100th birthday that month.