Queen enjoying lockdown as it’s the ‘only slight rest she’s had all her life’

Queen Elizabeth II is enjoying lockdown as it's a rare opportunity to rest compared to her hectic lifestyle, according to reports.

The last pandemic that affected Britain was in 1918, the Spanish Flu and the Queen wasn't even born then.

The 94-year-old monarch has been isolating with husband Prince Phillip, 99, at Windsor Castle as the UK has been placed into a national lockdown.

An expert claims the royals must be enjoying the downtime as it's a break from their constant duties.

An insider close to the Queen told People: “In her twilight years, I am sure it is quite lovely not to have the pressure of a full calendar of public events.

“It is possible this is the only slight rest she has ever had in her whole life. She is well. She’s in good fettle.”

Even in her old age, the Queen and the entire royal family carry out near to 2,000 royal engagements every year, reports Express.

Prince Philip has also traditionally been one of the most active members of the family, carrying out hundreds of thousands of solo engagements at home and abroad throughout his career as Prince Consort.

The Duke of Edinburgh stepped back from royal duties in 2017 and often spends his time at Wood Farm near Sandringham while the Queen continues her work in the city.

But in isolation, the couple have reportedly got as close as ever and even have dinner together every night.

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Despite being out of the public eye, the Queen has continued on with her royal duties in true royal fashion.

"We continue to be inspired by the kindness of strangers and draw comfort in that – even on the darkest nights – there is hope in the new dawn.”

The couple were vaccinated in Buckingham Palace at the start of the month as they are both in the high-risk category for the virus.

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Royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills said: “Ever since we found out that Covid-19 vaccines were going to be rolled out across the UK there’s been speculation about if and when the Queen and Prince Philip would have it – after all, because of their age and not just their positions, they were at the top of the list.”

Ms Mills added: “The public service message that it sends out will no doubt enable those in Number 10 and the health service who want to promote that having the vaccine is safe.

“The monarch and her husband showing they believe in the vaccine, it’s the right thing to do; once again setting an example to the rest of the country as the Queen and her family have tried to do the right thing throughout the pandemic.”

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