Royal family need to ‘step up’ after Queen’s recent health scare, expert says

The Queen should 'put her own health ahead of her royal duties', a royal expert has said.

It's been said other senior members of the Royal Family should take on some of her duties themselves and "step up" following the monarch's recent health scare.

The warning has come after questions continued to surround Her Majesty's upcoming attendance at the Remembrance Sunday service on November 14.

It was announced today by Buckingham Palace the Queen will only take ”light, desk based duties” for the next two weeks, and is set to miss all face-to-face engagements.

It is reported she has the "firm intention" of attending the memorial at the Cenotaph, but others have said this may not be a good idea considering she had to spend a night in hospital last week after a slew of royal engagements.

Writing in The Mirror, royal expert Russell Myers suggested the 95-year-old's busy list of recent engagements would even have been a challenge for someone much younger than herself.

He wrote: "It is of some comfort that we are told the Queen has the "firm intention" of leading the nation at the Cenotaph on November 14, but after recent days of announcements of cancelled events it is now surely in the balance."

"The Queen’s relentless schedule of late would let anyone half or even a third of her age shudder.

"Travelling 1,000 miles, across three countries, dozens of virtual and private meetings on top of a whole host of programming ahead of her Platinum Jubilee next year."

He also offered that the onus is now on the rest of The Firm to step in where she can't.

Myers added: "Now more than ever, it is time for her heirs and the rest of the family to step up and take the reins, while the Queen for once puts herself first above all else."

Sources say that the Queen has also been forced to give up her daily "tonic" of walking her dogs since she was rushed to hospital last week.

The Queen owns two corgi puppies and a dorgi Candy, which her friends and family say has helped keep her healthy due to taking them for walks.

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