The Queen ‘always hits the right mark’ with ‘impeccable judgement’ as she leads the royal family’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to experts.
Her Majesty, 94, who has put all her public engagements on hold, is currently in quarantine at Windsor Castle where she is residing with her husband Prince Philip, 98.
It is believed to be the 94-year-old monarch’s longest absence from her official duties in her 68 year reign, with her schedule not expected to resume until into the autumn at the earliest.
But royal experts have praised the Queen for her response to the coronavirus pandemic, with biographer Robert Lacey telling People magazine: ‘She has always had this historical perspective about life, and now she embodies history.’
The Queen, 94, has ‘impeccable judgement’ and an ability to ‘always hit the mark’ when it comes to royal duty, according to experts
Since the start of Britain’s lockdown in mid-March, the Queen has addressed the nation twice in historic television addresses.
Experts have praised Her Majesty for the speeches, with one source saying her recent television addresses ‘carefully captured the mood of the world’.
One source explained how her ‘impeccable judgement’ meant the royal ‘always hits the right mark’ when it comes to her duty.
The royal’s friend Lady Carnarvon explained: ‘She is of the generation dedicated to duty and what you can do for others.’
Royal biographer Robert Lacey said the Queen ’embodies history’, while others praised her for her dedication to royal duty
The comments come after sources revealed the Queen plans to return to public duty ‘as soon as she possibly can’ and plans to ‘work harder than ever’ after quarantining in Windsor Castle.
Sources close to the royal told Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl that after a turbulent start to the year, the Queen is keen for the royal family to show a united front and has been relying on what she calls her ‘substitutes’, including Prince Charles, 71, Camilla, 72, Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 38.
According to one source, while the Queen wouldn’t be seen to go against government advice, she has been ‘looking forward to getting back to normal’ during the coronavirus crisis.
The royal feels it is ‘a delicate line’, the source added, before explaining: ‘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.’
It comes after sources revealed how the Queen is ‘making the most of her time in quarantine’ by riding daily on the Windsor Castle estate
Meanwhile they went on to explain how the royal is still receiving her red Government boxes and having a weekly audience with the Prime Minister.
The source added that she was ‘very much fulfilling her duties as head of state.’
Meanwhile the royal is also said to have been ‘frustrated’ that spring and summer events, such as Trooping the Colour, have been cancelled.
But, having left Buckingham Palace in March, she plans to return to her London residence as soon as it is safe to do so.
Sources said the royal was enjoying time with Prince Philip while quarantining together at Windsor Castle
And while spring and summer events may have been cancelled, it is understood that events have been planned for the Queen in autumn.
A second source said that there is ‘a keenness’ from the Queen to return to the sort of work she has always done.
The source explained: ‘The Queen is planning to come back to work and when she does I think we’ll see her work harder than ever.’
Despite her determination to return to normality, the Queen is said to be making the most of her time at Windsor Castle with Prince Philip.
The Queen and Prince Philip are currently isolating together at Windsor Castle during the coronavirus pandemic
A friend added that one of the ‘nicest things’ for the Queen was spending more time with her husband, who usually resides at Sandringham.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been isolated there with a reduced household since March 19.
The monarch usually returns from Windsor to her central London residence in May before her annual break at Balmoral in July, which is also expected not to go ahead.