Even though it seems like Queen Elizabeth will be just fine after being diagnosed with COVID-19, it's likely the royal family will be focusing on the matriarch in the next few days.
"The Queen has been the perfect role model throughout the Covid-19 pandemic," royal biographer Robert Jobson told The Mirror. "Her Majesty told us in a powerful televised public address that 'we will meet again' when so many were missing their loved ones during the lockdowns. She made sure the public knew she had been fully vaccinated and urged everyone to 'think about other people' and get a jabbed when they were offered one. And as others in public office who should have known better, partied in the corridors – or at least gardens of power – she stuck to the rules and sat alone at her beloved husband, Prince Philip’s, funeral in April last year."
"Now, a few weeks shy of her 96th birthday, she has contracted the COVID virus," he continued. "The palace has assured us that there is no need for panic, with their statement talking of ‘mild cold-like’ symptoms. Thankfully, she has a top medical team around her, monitoring constantly. As a rule, the Palace do not routinely talk about the Queen’s health unless they have something definite to say, and she clears it. This time they have been candid. What concerns me, however, is the reference to Her Majesty continuing with ‘light duties’ at Windsor over the coming week."
In the statement, Buckingham Palace said the monarch would not stop working at the moment, which Jobson doesn't think is the best idea.
"I really think given her great age, that she should have a complete rest, and leave the duties to others in her family," he shared. "There is no doubt The Prince of Wales and his family will be concerned by this development and won’t be complacent. Charles often spends longer at Windsor Castle when he visits these days, so that he can enjoy quality time with his mother. Kate, Duchess of Cambridge flies to Copenhagen this week for a series of solo engagements. If there was a serious cause for concern, I am sure that overseas visit would have been postponed. That said, every time there is a palace bulletin about the health of the monarch, it focuses the minds of her family and her loyal subjects during this Platinum Jubilee year."
The expert also thinks Prince Harry will most likely be upset he is not by his grandmother's side during this time. "I am sure it will focus the mind of Prince Harry too, who was once so close to the Queen," he noted. "His wife, Meghan, seems happy never to return to these shores. But for Harry being more than 5,000 miles away from his family, at times like this, must emphasize his isolation from the House of Windsor."