The Queen’s surprising post-lockdown plan revealed

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The Queen is currently isolating at Windsor Castle with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, but Her Majesty might make a return to public life sooner than we think.

As the country starts to come out of lockdown and attempt a safe return to a ‘new normal’, it seems that the Queen is also keen to return to her duties and her official residence at Buckingham Palace.

While it’s been reported that Her Majesty could step down for a number of months due to the current pandemic, a new reports suggests the monarch is planning to return to her duties as soon as it’s safe for her to do so, and work ‘harder than ever’.

Palace aides told Vanity Fair, “She can’t be seen to be going against official government advice, but it’s fair to say she’s looking forward to getting back to normal.

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“It’s a delicate line but I think we will see her doing private audiences again and more of the work we are used to seeing her do in public at some point in the future. There is no suggestion of her stepping back, she is very much fulfilling her duties as head of state.”

While royal aides can’t comment on what it’s being planned for the autumn, it’s understood events are being planned for the Queen.

“The idea that we won’t see the Queen in public again is certainly not the case. The Queen is planning to come back to work and when she does I think we’ll see her work harder than ever”, said another source.

“The idea that she’ll reign from a screen is not Her Majesty’s view. There’s a keenness to get back to doing the sort of work she has always done. She very much believes in being seen.”

Mariana Cerqueira

Mariana is the managing editor of woman&home. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.