“The senior royals as a unit have collectively discussed a greater need for collaboration in their projects together, whether that is explicitly working on the same topic or supporting each other on an ad-hoc basis, different plans will be drawn up to the ones that currently exist," an insider told the outlet. "After the coronavirus restrictions have ended they all feel the need to get out and do more."
“The Queen is aware of the need to rest and that is what she is doing now," they added. “No doubt she will be back when she feels ready."
Last week, the 95-year-old didn't end up traveling to Northern Ireland, and then it was revealed that she would no longer be attending the COP26 Climate Summit Conference in Scotland.
“This decision was not taken lightly by Her Majesty. It would have been a long journey up to Glasgow and the reception is a long event, which she was very much looking forward to," an insider said. “However, the Queen’s doctors have been very clear and instructed her to rest. She has been able to take on light duties, but sadly attending COP would have been too much of an undertaking.”
The Queen's former press secretary, Dickie Arbiter, noted that with so many people all going to the event, it was best for her to stay put, as she is in her 90s.
"Given that there are reported to be 30,000 people pouring into Glasgow for this particular conference I think it's been the palace and her medical team being safer than sorry," he said on Good Morning Britain. "There is concern that the infections will spike during the course of this COP26 conference. So they are keeping the Queen safe, keeping her safe in the bubble. She will carry on working, as we saw her yesterday, doing her audiences with ambassadors, doing her red boxes. But I think taking her to COP26 is a step too far."