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Queen Elizabeth’s diary is “filling up”.

The 95-year-old monarch has not attended a public engagement since October after being hospitalized with an undisclosed condition and then sustaining a sprained back, with doctors advising her to rest, but after several months of light duties involving private meetings and virtual audiences, royal aides have now scheduled a series of public outings, starting in March.

However, “lessons have been learned” since the Queen undertook 19 engagements in as many days last October and her schedule will be slower than before.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “There are no plans for her to retire from public life.

“The Queen’s Diary is filling up again, but it will be paced according to what is appropriate.

“They don’t want to put any extra pressure on him and other members of the royal family will help him if necessary.”

The Queen – who turns 96 in April – hosted a reception at Sandringham over the weekend, her first official engagement since meeting the Sultan of Oman at Windsor Castle on December 15.

The monarch celebrated 70 years on the throne on Sunday (06.02.22) and to mark the occasion she sent a message in which she highlighted her devotion to her country.

She said: “It is a day that, even after 70 years, I still remember as much the death of my father, King George VI, as the beginning of my reign.

“It is with great pleasure that I renew to you the promise I made in 1947 that my life will always be devoted to your service.”

The address also saw the Queen express her “wish” that Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, would be titled Queen consort when he takes the throne.

She said: “And when, in the fullness of time, my son Charles shall become king, I know that you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me; and I sincerely hope that when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her loyal service.”


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