The Queen’s late-night TV viewing and busy schedule of public engagements since lockdown restrictions were lifted have left her ‘knackered’, sources have claimed.

Her Majesty, 95 years old, has completed 19 public engagements since her return from Balmoral, including the centenary celebrations at Westminster Abbey for the Royal British Legion and the opening of the Scottish and Welsh parliaments.

The monarch continues to enjoy her late-night television viewing, particularly on weekends. She was reportedly up all night to watch Emma Raducanu (18 years old) win the US Open. 

It is understood that the royal also stayed up late to watch After John Kerry heard Prince William telling John Kerry about the Earthshot awards ceremony, Prince William hosted the Earthshot Awards Ceremony on BBC.According to The Times, he was spotted on Sunday night’s broadcast.

It was also reported that the Queen loved Line of Duty, the BBC’s hit drama, and would often speak to aides about its endless twists. 

According to Sunday Times, the monarch aged 95 was reportedly’very into’ the hit drama police drama and was reported to have ‘enjoyed’ talking about the intricate plot with Sir Tony Johnstone-Burt, her closest aide – who was in charge of the mission that protected Prince Philip and the Queen at the outbreak of the pandemic. 

The Queen is said by some to be keen to get “back to business” after her time at Windsor, but a source close to the royals told The Times that she is “tired.” 

The Queen's has undertaken 19 pubic engagements, including marking the Royal British Legion's centenary at Westminster Abbey, since restrictions were eased

Since restrictions were lifted, the Queen has taken part in 19 public engagements.

The monarch has also continued to enjoy her late-night television pastime, particularly at the weekends. Pictured: The Queen watching the TV at Sandringham with Prince Edward and Prince Andrew in 1969

The monarch continues to enjoy her late-night TV viewing, especially on weekends. Pictured: In 1969, the Queen and Prince Edward sat together at Sandringham watching TV.

It comes as senior aides at Buckingham Palace scramble to devise a strategy for managing the Queen’s workload after being accused of misleading the public over her health.

In addition to her public engagements the monarch has maintained a ‘constant flow of lunches, dinners with family members and friends’ and still rides frequently.

This week she welcomed US climate envoy John Kerry and Microsoft founder Bill Gates at Windsor Castle for a lavish reception following a Government investment summit on Tuesday.

She is also expected to attend the forthcoming Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow next month.  

A source told The Times: ‘She is fine, but she needs the rest — she is saving her energy for Cop [Cop26]?.

Senior aides now plan to cut the monarch’s punishing schedule, following she The night was spent at King Edward VII’s Hospital, London After cancelling a trip to Northern Ireland for the 100th anniversary celebrations of the island’s partition,            

Sir Edward Young is the Queen’s private secretary and has been challenged to ‘be ruthless’ and purge the Monarch of all functions not relevant to her position as head of state.

Officials are reportedly creating a “core” list of key events the Queen will prioritize over the next 12 months. This includes the Platinum Jubilee, which celebrates her 70-year reign.

It is reported that the Queen will be accompanied at all times by one of her children or grandchildren if she appears in public. This is to avoid cancelling and letting down the public in case of future health scares.

This week the monarch welcomed US climate envoy John Kerry and Microsoft founder Bill Gates at Windsor Castle

This week, the monarch welcomed John Kerry, US climate envoy, and Bill Gates founder of Microsoft to Windsor Castle

Senior aides at Buckingham Palace are scrambling to devise a strategy for managing the Queen’s workload after being accused of misleading the public over her health

Buckingham Palace senior aides are trying desperately to devise a strategy to manage Queen Elizabeth’s workload following her accusations of misleading the public regarding her health.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, another member of the Royal Family will be available to assist her if she needs it. 

The Queen’s attendance to the UN climate summit in Glasgow on November 1, is still in the diary. However, a final decision won’t be made until later.

The Palace’s communications department is under pressure to be more transparent should the Monarch, who is 95 years old, require additional hospital visits. 

Last week, the Queen’s courtiers were widely criticized for not informing the public that she was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital, London on Wednesday and stayed there overnight to undergo tests. 

The media was told she was resting at Windsor Castle. After news leaked, aides revealed the hospital’s stay on Thursday night.

The scandal has highlighted the Palace’s growing challenges in balancing Queen Elizabeth’s desire to be active as a head of state and her need to protect herself from harm. 

Sources close to the Royal Family claim that the relaxation of Covid restrictions led to a glut of public events, putting pressure on Queen Elizabeth. 

According to Buckingham Palace’s Court Circular she attended 13 different audiences or meetings, attended seven major events, and traveled almost 900 miles since leaving Balmoral in October 1.

She also continues to read Government papers every day, which are delivered in red boxes. She also has a long list private meetings.

Sally Bedell Smith, who is the author of a bestselling biography about the Queen, stated that “they have to find some sort of balance.”

It is understood the trip to the private King Edward VII's Hospital in London (pictured) on Wednesday afternoon was expected to be for a short stay for some 'preliminary investigations'

It is believed that the Wednesday afternoon trip to London’s King Edward VII’s Hospital (pictured) was intended to be for a brief stay for preliminary investigations. 

The Queen at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, October 19, 2021

The Queen and Boris Johnson at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, October 19, 2021

The Queen (right) and Boris Johnson at a reception to celebrate the Global Investment Summit at Windsor Castle on October 19, 2021

“I hope they have learned from the very punishing pace she kept over a month that that is perhaps just too much.”

Prince Philip, 96, retired from public life in 2017. The Queen, however, has been determined to continue working and has been in sparkling form at engagements ever since his death in April.

However, she has accepted some changes in recent times. 

She has resigned from long haul travel in 2013 and she was joined by other senior royals who have assisted with the distribution of knighthoods at investiture ceremonies. 

Royal commentators however say that the Queen’s taxing schedule will need to be reduced to reflect her age.

The Queen arriving to attend the ceremonial opening of the sixth Senedd, in Cardiff, Wales on October 14, 2021

The Queen arrives to attend the opening ceremony of the sixth Senedd in Cardiff, Wales, on October 14, 2021

Ingrid Seward, royal biographer, stated that “She doesn’t want be constantly in hospital because of her exhaustion.” 

“She will have to take part in all the major events. She can only hand over the smaller events.

Ms Seward encouraged Prince Charles to take on the responsibility of ensuring Queen Elizabeth is not overworked.

Dickie, a former press secretary of the Queen, challenged her senior courtiers and demanded that the monarch become more selective. 

Private secretaries need to be proactive and ruthless, and say, “Ma’am, this is possible, but not that.” He stated that you can’t do everything.

The Palace press office is being urged not to hide the Queen’s condition if she needs further hospital treatment. 

Ms. Bedell said that bulletins should be sent promptly after an event like this to preserve their credibility.

95: A full schedule

The Monarch, a woman aged 95, has a full calendar of engagements in the next year.

November 1, UN climate change conference COP26, Glasgow. Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince William. Visit is said to be in the balance.

November 14th: Remembrance Sunday. She no longer lays a wreath on the Cenotaph, but instead watches from a balcony.

From December 20 through mid-February 2022, Sandringham will be hosting Christmas and New Year’s Eve. She entertains visitors and family during her time in Norfolk, and meets the public at Christmas morning church.

April 14: Maundy Thursday church service. The Queen gives special Maundy money pensioners.

May: State opening of Parliament. Expected to accept a gift from Parliamentarians (possibly a commemorative lamp post) to mark 70 years of reign.

June 2: Trooping the Colour to commemorate her birthday. It was cancelled due to a rail strike in 1955. She missed it once. It was held at Windsor, this year it was cut back.

June 2-5: Platinum Jubilee weekend. Includes a Buckingham Palace concert, St Paul’s Cathedral service, pageant, and street parties.

June: Annual meeting of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. This is the oldest British order of knighthood. The Queen hosted the event at Windsor Castle.

June: Royal Ascot, her favorite event of the year. She missed 2020’s meeting due to Covid, her first absence for 68 years. However, she went this year.

August: Garden parties. She hosts three parties at Buckingham Palace and one in Holyroodhouse. 2021’s party was cancelled.

September 3rd: Braemar Gathering. Highland Games is held in conjunction with her summer vacation at Balmoral. 

“Since when has Nicholas Witchell been answerable to her?” After he asked whether Buckingham Palace had compromised public trust by withholding the Queen’s hospital stay, there was a backlash against the ‘infuriating BBC man’.

Mark Hookham, Mail on Sunday

Nicholas Witchell, the BBC’s seasoned Royal Correspondent, faced backlash last night after questioning whether Buckingham Palace had compromised public trust by failing reveal that the Queen was admitted to hospital.

In blunt remarks, Mr Witchell stated that journalists had not been given the complete picture.

He said, “The problem, it seems, is that misinformation and rumours always thrive in the absence proper, accurate, and trustworthy information.” However, his comments were met with online criticism.

Forthright: Royal Correspondent Nicholas Witchell (pictured above) faced a backlash after questioning whether Buckingham Palace undermined public trust by failing to reveal the Queen had been admitted to hospital

Forthright: Nicholas Witchell (pictured below) was confronted with backlash after questioning whether Buckingham Palace had eroded public trust in failing to disclose that the Queen had been admitted into hospital.

One Royal watcher posted on Twitter, “Nicholas Witchell truly is so infuriating,” 

‘The Queen’ is 95 years old and will be admitted to hospital for various tests. This is normal at that age regardless of how fit you may be. She doesn’t have to divulge every detail, let her keep some dignity.

Another Twitter user wrote: ‘He’s a pompous a***, full of his own self importance. Bring back Jennie Bond. She was classy.

A third person asked: “Since when has Nicholas Witchell been answerable to the Queen?”

‘The Queen is 95 and like most her age, she’ll be in and out of hospital for various tests because that’s what happens at that age no matter how fit you are', one Twitter user wrote (file photo)

One Twitter user wrote, “The Queen is 95″ and she’ll be in and around hospital for various tests, as that’s what happens at that stage no matter how fit.” (file photo).

A BBC stalwart Mr Witchell, 68 was famously displeased by the royals when he asked Prince Charles, during a press conference at Klosters in Switzerland, about his forthcoming marriage with Camilla Parker Bowles.

Charles mumbled to Princes William, Harry, and Harry under his breath: “I can’t bear that guy.” He is so horrible, he really does.

One Twitter user this weekend joked: ‘I don’t agree with Prince Charles on many subjects – apart from Nicholas Witchell.

“I bet they’ll be setting aside a room in the Tower before they’ve minted any coronation coins.”