It’s no wonder the Queen is thinking about the future. She’s now in her nineties, after all, and she has been reducing her workload accordingly over the past few years. And, of course, the passing of her husband, Prince Philip, has changed things as well. These days, it’s her son and heir, Prince Charles, who’s often by her side at important royal events.
According to Peter Hunt, a one-time royal reporter for the BBC, the Queen plans to “fade away gracefully.” In 2021 he told The New York Times, “Covid has helped in the sense that it has accelerated what any sensible 95-year-old woman would want to do, which is not stand on your feet all day long.”