Queen Elizabeth has become too frail to walk her dogs.
The 95-year-old monarch hasn’t been able to walk her beloved Corgis around Windsor Castle for the last six months, and some Palace insiders suspect she may never be able to again, following her recent health struggles.
A royal source shared: “She is not well enough [to walk the dogs].
“The Queen usually turns to her beloved Corgis in time of crisis and stress and took them out almost every day after Prince Philip fell ill and then died last year.
“They are an enormous source of solace, so it is a real shame.”
Despite this, the Queen still loves spending quality time at home with her dogs.
The royal insider told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: “Dogs remain very much part of Windsor life.”
Meanwhile, the monarch recently carried out her first in-person engagement since recovering from COVID-19.
The Queen – who tested positive for the virus towards the end of February – made a return to royal engagements on March 7, when she met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The Queen was first revealed to have COVID-19 on February 20, shortly after her eldest son Prince Charles also tested positive for the virus.
At the time, a royal spokesperson said: “Buckingham Palace confirm that The Queen has today tested positive for COVID. Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week. She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines.”
During her recovery period, the Queen – who is the longest-serving female head of state in history – continued to carry out light duties but cancelled some virtual meetings.