Queen looks forward to Covid vaccine as courtiers confirm she NO intention of retiring

The Queen is said to be looking forward to the release of a Covid vaccine, as courtiers have reportedly confirmed she has no intention of retiring and intends to serve the nation ‘for all of her life’.

Her Majesty, 94, is reportedly ‘keen to get back to normal’ after the coronavirus pandemic is bought under control.

Aides have also reportedly dismissed talk of a Regency – where the Queen would step aside to allow her son Prince Charles to take the thrown.

Instead, the Queen, who is currently the world’s longest-reigning monarch, is said to want to continue on the throne past her 95th birthday in April.

She also hopes to return to royal duties next year once a Covid vaccine has been rolled out, according to the Express.

An aide told the paper: ‘She is keen to get back to normal.’ 

Her Majesty, 94, is reportedly 'keen to get back to normal' after the coronavirus pandemic is bought under control

Her Majesty, 94, is reportedly 'keen to get back to normal' after the coronavirus pandemic is bought under control

Her Majesty, 94, is reportedly ‘keen to get back to normal’ after the coronavirus pandemic is bought under control

It comes after Her Majesty carried out her first royal duties since March last month, when she was joined by Prince William at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down near Salisbury.

The pair met scientists who worked in the aftermath of the 2018 Novichok attack, and are supporting the UK’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Though a number of safety precautions and social distancing measures were put in place, The Queen did not wear a mask during the visit – in which royal commentators said at the time was a message of hope to the British public. 

It was the first time Her Majesty had ventured from a royal residence in seven months, outside of her household of reduced staff – dubbed HMS Bubble – to carry out her duties as head of state. 

The Queen had spent lockdown at the Berkshire residence for her safety, but has been busy behind closed doors, carrying out telephone audiences, video calls and dealing with her red boxes of official papers. 

She also knighted national hero Captain Tom Moore in July.

The Queen arrived straight from the wedding of her granddaughter Princess Beatrice in an unprecedented personal ceremony in recognition of his £33million fundraising effort for the NHS.

The Second World War veteran’s extraordinary year was capped as Her Majesty dubbed him a knight with her father, George VI’s sword, in a unique ceremony held outside for the first time ever to lower the risk of spreading coronavirus.

She also gave a rousing address to the nation at the end of March, where she called on the country to pull together in the face of adversity.

And last week she was seen wearing a face mask for the first time in public as she marked the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior in a small private ceremony in Westminster Abbey.

The Queen carried out her first royal duties since March last month, when she was joined by Prince William at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down near Salisbury

The Queen carried out her first royal duties since March last month, when she was joined by Prince William at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down near Salisbury

The Queen carried out her first royal duties since March last month, when she was joined by Prince William at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down near Salisbury

The Queen also knighted national hero Captain Tom Moore in July. She arrived straight from the wedding of her granddaughter Princess Beatrice in an unprecedented personal ceremony in recognition of his £33million fundraising effort for the NHS

The Queen also knighted national hero Captain Tom Moore in July. She arrived straight from the wedding of her granddaughter Princess Beatrice in an unprecedented personal ceremony in recognition of his £33million fundraising effort for the NHS

The Queen also knighted national hero Captain Tom Moore in July. She arrived straight from the wedding of her granddaughter Princess Beatrice in an unprecedented personal ceremony in recognition of his £33million fundraising effort for the NHS

Her Majesty, 94, honoured the British serviceman, whose identity remains a mystery, as well as the Royal Family’s own associations with World War One at the London abbey ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

She was required to cover her face during the act of worship under government restrictions.

Meanwhile, royal sources say The Queen’s programme is already being readied for next year with the hope of a vaccine growing, with American drug firm Pfizer announcing earlier this week its jab had a 90 per cent efficacy rate.

Speaking about Her Majesty’s Royal engagements for next year, a source told the Express: ‘There are things in the diary that are being discussed. Whether they happen or not, we still don’t know at this stage.’

Meanwhile ministers are also planning ahead on ways to celebrate her 70th year on the throne, which will be in 2022.

Plans could include a four-day bank holiday, while Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said trees would be planted in various locations nationwide to mark the Jubilee.

The Queen is currently the fourth longest-serving monarch in history.  France’s Louis XIV, who reigned from 1643 to 1715 is the current record-holder, at 72 years and 110 days. 

Cheers, Ma’am! Britain will get an extra bank holiday on June 3 creating a four-day weekend to toast the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 

By David Wilkes for the Daily Mail

Britain will get an extra Bank Holiday in 2022 to celebrate the Queen‘s Platinum Jubilee.

Friday, June 3 has been picked as the additional day off. The late May Bank Holiday will also be put back to Thursday, June 2 to create a special four-day weekend.

A blockbuster programme of celebrations is being developed to mark the historic milestone when Her Majesty will become the first British monarch to have reigned for 70 years.

The extra bank holiday sits at the centre of a blockbuster programme of celebrations is being developed to mark the historic milestone when Her Majesty will become the first British monarch to have reigned for 70 years

The extra bank holiday sits at the centre of a blockbuster programme of celebrations is being developed to mark the historic milestone when Her Majesty will become the first British monarch to have reigned for 70 years

 The extra bank holiday sits at the centre of a blockbuster programme of celebrations is being developed to mark the historic milestone when Her Majesty will become the first British monarch to have reigned for 70 years

All the bank holidays in 2021 

Friday, January 1 – New Year’s Day

Friday, April 2 – Good Friday

Monday, April 5 – Easter Monday

Monday, May 3 – Early May bank holiday

Monday, May 31 – Spring bank holiday

Friday, June 3 – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee  

Monday, August 30 – Summer bank holiday 

Monday, December 27 – Christmas Day (because Christmas is on a Saturday in 2021)

Tuesday, December 28 – Boxing Day (because Boxing Day is on a Sunday in 2021)  

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Organisers say that it will mix traditional pageantry and ceremonial splendour with cutting edge artistic and technological displays.

Plans are in place to stage a series of events across four days, from June 2-5 in 2022, which will reflect the Queen’s reign and her impact on the UK and the world since her accession to the throne in 1952. 

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘The Platinum Jubilee offers an opportunity for the Queen to express her thanks for the support and loyalty Her Majesty has received throughout her reign.

‘The Queen hopes that as many people as possible will have the opportunity to join the celebrations.’

At 94, the Queen is already the longest-living monarch in British history. 

She surpassed her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest-serving ruler five years ago.

In 2017 the Queen became the first British monarch to reach their Sapphire Jubilee – 65 years on the throne.

The Queen came to the throne on February 6, 1952, at the age of 25, following the sudden death of her father, George VI. However, her Coronation did not take place until June 2, 1953.

The Royal Household and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are jointly arranging the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: ‘Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee will be a truly historic moment – and one that deserves a celebration to remember.

Crowds throng The Mall during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012

Crowds throng The Mall during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012

Crowds throng The Mall during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012

Friday, June 3 has been picked as the additional day off. The late May Bank Holiday will also be put back to Thursday, June 2 to create a special four-day weekend

Friday, June 3 has been picked as the additional day off. The late May Bank Holiday will also be put back to Thursday, June 2 to create a special four-day weekend

Friday, June 3 has been picked as the additional day off. The late May Bank Holiday will also be put back to Thursday, June 2 to create a special four-day weekend

‘We can all look forward to a special, four-day Jubilee weekend, when we will put on a spectacular, once-in-a-generation show that mixes the best of British ceremonial splendour with cutting edge art and technology.

William and Kate’s bank holiday wedding 

In 2011, a bank holiday was declared throughout the UK for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. 

The day, April 29,  saw huge celebrations across the country, with people lining the streets in London to see the royal couple as they journeyed to Westminster Abbey. 

Street parties were also held elsewhere and thousands piled into public parks to watch the occasion on big screens.

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‘It will bring the entire nation and the Commonwealth together in a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s reign.’ 

The Royal Household and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) are organising the commemorations which are being developed with some of the UK’s leading creative minds, event organisers and world class digital design companies. 

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 saw the Diamond Jubilee River Thames pageant staged alongside a concert featuring Stevie Wonder, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney.  

The pageant, which involved a 1,000-boat flotilla sailing down the Thames, saw the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton and Prince Harry wave from the top deck of the royal barge to assembled crowds.

At the subsequent concert, Prince Charles gave an emotional speech in which he paid tribute to ‘Your Majesty… mummy’, thanking her for ‘making us proud to be British.’ 

The Royal Family then attended a special service at St Paul’s Cathedral before watching from the balcony of Buckingham Palace as the Red Arrows flew past. 

Street parties were also held around the country.    

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