Whether it was a trip to Scotland, meeting President Joe Biden or a chat over Zoom, Queen Elizabeth has been all smiles as she fulfills her royal duties this summer.
The public is happily surprised to see that the matriarch is in good spirits, as it's only been three months since husband Prince Philip passed, but royal experts believe her chipper attitude is actually her way of honoring the Duke of Edinburgh.
According to Richard Kay, the spouses made a pact knowing that one would pass before the other.
"The two had often discussed how each would cope without the other at their side, and it boiled down to this: whoever was left should mourn, but not for too long, then enjoy what remained of their life," Kay stated.
Another royal expert noted that the decrease of COVID-19 infections and deaths has also helped lift her spirits.
"While it may only be 11 weeks since her beloved husband was laid to rest at Windsor Castle, I’m not surprised to see so many pictures of our beaming Queen – not least as the lifting of Covid restrictions means that she, like the rest of us, is now able to return to some semblance of normality," insisted Camilla Tominey.
"It is no secret that the Queen loathed lockdown, which stopped her carrying out what she has always viewed as the most essential part of her job: being seen to be believed," she added.
The matriarch has also found joy in resuming her regular hobbies, like watching horse races.
"It has all helped to perk her up no end," an insider told the Daily Mail. "She misses Prince Philip dreadfully but she was prepared for his passing. Caring deeply for someone whose health is in decline is always exhausting and I am sure it was no different for Her Majesty."
Her son Prince Edward also noted that the Queen is "doing remarkably well. I think there are going to be other times further on in the year where I think that it will become a bit more poignant and a bit harder. But at the moment ... I think that everybody’s in pretty good shape really."