Queen urges other royals to step up to public duties during coronavirus crisis
London: The Queen wants to return to frontline duties “as soon as possible” but until then she has sanctioned more royals to step forward during the coronavirus crisis. Senior aides have created a programme dubbed the Royal Task Force aimed at extending The Firm’s public presence. Prince Edward, 56, and wife Sophie, 55, will take on more duties while the Queen self-isolates.
Royal sources have confirmed that the monarch is “more determined than ever to return when the time is right”.
But in the meantime she is said to be in constant contact with Prince Charles and Prince William. She has told them that the family “must have a united front” to help the country heal when the crisis is over, sources have confirmed.
Since Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, quit their royal roles to move to the US, the family have been working to ensure charities that rely on royal support are taken care of.
William, 37, and Kate, 38, have been at the forefront of the plan. They have held regular Zoom calls with frontline NHS workers, school staff and pupils of key workers and various charities.
The couple also spoke to Second World War veterans ahead of the 75th anniversary of VE Day last week. Mirror