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Here’s what happens if Queen Elizabeth is too ill to perform her duties.

Following the news of Queen Elizabeth’s positive coronavirus test on Sunday, people expressed concern about the hugely popular king’s health, as well as about the future of the monarchy, which is suffering struggling with scandals big and small.

According to Buckingham Palace, if the queen needs to postpone her official duties because of illness or because she is abroad, two or more state advisers can act on her behalf.

These advisers include the monarch’s spouse – this does not apply to the queen, as her husband, Prince Philip, passed away last year – and the next four in the line of succession, who are appointed in charge when they turn 21. The four advisers are currently Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince William and Prince Harry.

But royal experts say of those, only Prince Charles and Prince William are capable of taking on some of the responsibilities.

Prince Andrew has been stripped of his public service and military rank after a lawsuit alleging sexual assault was allowed to proceed. He’s been stable since then.

Peter Hunt, an official royal correspondent for the BBC, wrote on Twitter that “the public won’t want Prince Andrew to step up”.

And Prince Harry is not in the UK, having moved his family to California.

Victoria Howard, a royal expert and founder of the news website Chronicles of the Crown, saying that Harry is “having his own problems”, with his and his family’s safety. “I don’t think he’s coming back,” she said.

Last week, the Metropolitan Police of London announced an investigation into a charity led by Prince Charles. He has denied any knowledge of the alleged charges and Ms. Howard said that unless police uncover any perception or crime, the investigation will not hinder the ability to carry out royal duties.

Following the announcement of the Queen’s infection, Buckingham Palace issued a series of reassurances about her health and ability to work. The palace said in a statement that she was experiencing only mild symptoms and would “continue on light duties”. Immediately after the announcement of the positive test result, The palace said that the queen sent a congratulatory message to the British snooker teamsafter the women’s team won gold and the men’s team won silver at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Despite the encouraging signs, the coronavirus infection has raised new concerns about the health of the queen, who is 95 years old and has just celebrated 70 years on the throne.

Appearing with a cane this week, she joked with visitors about her movement being hindered.

Robert Jobson, a royal biographer, said he was confident there would be no need for a replacement for the queen as Buckingham Palace said she suffered only mild symptoms. If her situation is dire, he said, “they’ll just say she’s contracted Covid.”

But he added that with her age, some anxiety remains.

“If any 95-year-old, almost 96-year-old person, contracts Covid,” Mr Jobson said, “that’s cause for some concern.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/20/world/europe/heres-what-would-happen-if-queen-elizabeth-were-too-ill-to-carry-out-her-duties.html Here’s what happens if Queen Elizabeth is too ill to perform her duties.

Fry Electronics Team

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