The Queen has been praised for refusing to allow the “downsides” of the last year to interrupt her sense of duty, as the 95-year-old monarch continues to attend engagements with a “sense of humour”. Former royal butler Grant Harrold told Express.co.uk, that despite losing her husband Prince Philip, as well as the difficulties with Megxit and Prince Andrew, Her Majesty has continued “cracking jokes” during official engagements and has prioritised her role as monarch.
He said: “Certainly, before she went up to Scotland, she was everywhere, all over the place and cracking jokes and having fun and a lot of humour.
“That’s what I remember working for them is that humorous side of her, and it’s really nice to see that despite everything that’s happened, she’s still got that.
“Obviously there’s been a lot of downsides, there’s been a lot of problems with members of the family and she doesn’t seem to have let that stop her.
“That’s something she’s very good at.”
“I always think when things are going wrong in the family, any problems or issues, she always puts the ‘Queen’s face’ on.
“She always carries on with duty regardless, which is something that’s been drummed into her from a child.”
The Queen has recently been staying at Balmoral Castle in Scotland over her summer break, where she traditionally spends a few months away from the public spotlight to spend time with her family.