The Queen to ‘withdraw from public life indefinitely’ and isolate at Windsor Castle for several months

It’s reported that The Queen will withdraw from public life 'indefinitely' and isolate at Windsor Castle for several months.

According to The Sunday Times, the Queen will self-isolate at Windsor Castle with 98-year-old husband Prince Philip.

The 94 year old monarch has put her autumn diary engagements on hold and cancelled garden parties, the Order of the Garter Service and the Trooping the Colour event already.

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The Queen has been at Windsor with a reduced staff since 19 March but usually returns to London in May, before her annual summer break in Balmoral.

A source told the publication: “The Queen won't do anything which goes against the advice of people in her [age] category and she's going to take all the appropriate advice.

"She'd want to be seen to be being responsible in her actions."

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It will be the longest ever period in her 68-year reign that the Queen will withdraw from public life.

The news comes days after the Queen was praised for her speech on VE Day, in which she praised the spirit of the nation amid the pandemic.

Prince William and Kate Middleton marked VE Day by posting a selection of photos of the Queen celebrating the end of the war 75 years ago.

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Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II was just 25 when she took the throne after the death of her father King George VI on 6 February 1952, but when she was 19 she became the first female member of the Royal Family to join the Armed Services as a full-time active member.

After victory was announced by Prime Minister Winston Churchill on 8 May, 1945, millions took to the streets in celebration including Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret, who joined the crowds.

The Royal Family Instagram account shared a clip of the Queen's father King George making a radio broadcast to the people of the Commonwealth to mark the end of war in Europe on the same day 75 years ago at 9pm.

William and Kate posted the pictures on the Kensington Palace Instagram account and wrote: "Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day — 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe. On this day millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved ones, and to hope for the future.

"During the war Her Majesty The Queen – then Princess Elizabeth – joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, where she trained as a mechanic, becoming the first female member of the Royal Family to join the Armed Services as a full-time active member.

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"When the guns fell silent on this day in 1945, Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret joined the jubilant crowds in central London — the future Queen attempted to stay anonymous during the celebrations by pulling her cap down over her eyes.

"On #VEDay75 Members of The Royal Family, including The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will mark the day — keep an eye on our feed, and on @TheRoyalFamily for more later today."

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