Is This How Royal Staff Really Feel About The Queen's Current Routine?

On Oct. 29, 2021, Buckingham Palace announced that doctors had advised Queen Elizabeth II to rest for two weeks after an undisclosed health scare that landed her in the hospital overnight for tests (via CNN). But, not even a week later, she was deemed well enough to travel from Windsor Castle to her home in Sandringham, where she is also supposed to be resting. However, it looks like the Queen might be doing anything but that.

She was forced to cancel her trip to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, but she did deliver a video speech while her son and grandson, Prince Charles and Prince William, attended in person. While doctors did say that the Queen could perform light desk duties, the 95-year-old monarch was spotted driving her car around Windsor Castle earlier this week, and she also took her usual meeting with the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, although it was via phone (via the BBC).

The royal staff wants the Queen to take care of herself

It looks like Britain's longest-reigning monarch doesn't want to slow down at all, which leaves those close to her a bit concerned. "She is well, but she is old. She's 95-years-old and she can't do or put in the kind of hours that she has been doing for so many years," Daily Mail Editor Richard Kay said on "The Royal Beat" (via Express). "The irony is, since the death of Prince Philip, Her Majesty has wanted to do even more than she was doing before."

However, the Queen's insistence that her schedule be kept busy even when she's supposed to be resting does not sit well with her longtime staff. "Her staff have become alarmed that she has been doing too much," Kay continued. "They are simply taking precautionary steps to get her to take it a bit easier."

Although her trip to Sandringham has been approved by doctors and she's supposed to continue resting while there, Express reports that she still intends to attend the National Service of Remembrance on Nov. 14, honoring members of the United Kingdom's armed forces lost in the line of duty