entertainment">The list of tasks that Elizabeth always had to do included opening the parliamentary year, appointing the prime minister, and making and receiving state visits. The updated version now only states that the Queen’s role “includes a range of parliamentary and diplomatic duties” and that she only “hosts” visiting heads of state.
entertainment">Charles already opened the parliamentary year on behalf of his mother in May and then also delivered the Speech from the Throne. It was the first time in 59 years that the now 96-year-old queen was absent. The Prince of Wales also makes all foreign visits. Elizabeth, who has struggled with fragile health in recent months, is expected to stop traveling.
entertainment">A source inside the palace confirms opposite The Telegraph that there has indeed been “a minor update” to the Queen’s job description, but that it is not a ‘drastic’ change.