It seems age is merely a number in the Queen’s eyes.
Last week, Queen Elizabeth II turned down an award for “Oldie of the Year,” saying she did not think she met “the relevant criteria.”
The wryly Palace said: “Her Majesty believes you are only as old as you feel, and therefore does not think she meets the relevant criteria.”
Just 24 hours after her overnight stay in hospital over health concerns, the Queen was back to work, conducting “light duties.”
Queen: The Queen tries to keep her political views to herself
Queen: The Queen stays active by simply refusing to cut back on her regular exercise
Here are the three reasons the Queen simply refuses to step back from her royal commitments.
Despite her age the Queen is not prepared to retire – perhaps steely determination is down to her upbringing during the war.
The wartime generation often has a profound sense of duty and fortitude instilled in them due to the challenges they faced during the war.
Queen: The Queen stays active by walking her beloved dogs regularly and by horse riding
David Attenborough, who is just a fortnight younger than the Queen, is another national treasure who shows that once you reach your 90s you don’t necessarily have to sit back and retire.
Prince Philip only gave up his royal duties at the grand old age of 96 and it seems his wife, the Queen at 96, will surpass her husband when it comes to continuing to work.
The Queen exercises regularly
The Queen stays active by simply refusing to cut back on her regular exercise.
Queen: The Queen has returned to “light duties” after spending the night in hospital
In a bid to avoid the frailties of old age, the Queen is often seen riding whenever she can, which is impressive given her age.
Queen Elizabeth II also stays active by regularly walking her beloved dogs.
She currently has three and is often seen walking them briskly around the grounds at Windsor.
The Royal Family is going through a rocky period
The Queen is incredibly talented at what she does and she has held the reins as head of the Royal Family for 69 years.
The Royal Family has had a tough couple of years with the death of Prince Philip and the exit of senior royals, Prince Andrew and the Sussexes.
It seems the Queen is reluctant to step back at such a turbulent time for the Firm.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK