Why the Queen might not be seen in public again for months

Her Majesty is expected to be out of the spotlight over the coming months for this reason...

The Queen
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The Queen is unlikely to be seen in public again until September, according to a Royal commentator.

  • The Queen is expected to take a step back from public spotlight over the next three months, amid her ongoing health issues.
  • Her Majesty is unlikely to be seen in public again until September, it's claimed.
  • This royal news comes as many people wonder, What will happen when the Queen dies?.

The Queen's appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant is likely to have been her last public appearance for months.

Her Majesty, who is celebrating 70 years on the throne, pulled out of Royal Ascot last week - for the first time in her reign. And this is somewhat of a concern for royal commentators as the Queen's dresser Angela Kelly once said, "only in extreme circumstances would Her Majesty not attend" the equestrian event.

And with "extreme circumstances" expected to include her periods of 'Episodic mobility' it's highly unlikely that the Queen will be seen in public again until September.

Columnist Daniela Elser told readers of news.com.au, "Extreme circumstances' have clearly arrived."

She added, "The sad truth is, we now have a limbo Queen, a monarch who rules in name only and who has tucked herself away in some gothic monstrosity while her children and grandchildren go out into the world and rep the House of Windsor.

"We may now not see her in public again for months, possibly until mid to late September."

The Queen was last seen for the Order of the Garter service seven days ago but this took place in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

And while members of the royal family were pictured arriving for the service, the Queen was only pictured inside.

Traditionally the Queen usually carries out public engagements in Scotland for Holyrood Week before her annual summer Balmoral break but it's expected that Her Majesty will only carry out Zoom calls before she heads off on her summer holiday.

The Queen's health appears to have deteriorated since she spent a night in hospital last October. The Monarch then caught Covid-19 earlier this year which made her feel 'exhausted'.

She has taken more of a back seat when it comes to official engagements, picking which ones she can manage, with other members of The Firm representing her if she's absent.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)