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British Royal Family

The Queen's Head of State role has been formally rewritten for the first time in over a decade

The changes accommodate for a smaller workload.

By Catie Powers
For the first time in over 10 years, The Queen's role has been formally rewritten to accommodate for a smaller workload.
According to the annual report of the monarchy, which was released as the Sovereign Grant accounts were announced, Her Majesty's head of state role has been altered from 13 bullet points to be less specific.
The Queen's role has been formally rewritten. (Image: Getty)
Meanwhile, the duties that she "must fulfill" have been removed from the list, as per The Sunday Telegraph.
Buckingham Palace has yet to comment on the quiet alterations.
The Queen has been grappling with "mobility issues" for some time now and regularly uses a walking stick.
The Queen has been grappling with "mobility issues" for some time now. (Image: Getty)
In late 2021, the monarch was hospitalised overnight, and battled COVID in 2022.
During her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, she was also forced to cancel multiple appearances.
"The Queen greatly enjoyed today's Birthday Parade and Flypast but did experience some discomfort," a statement from Buckingham Palace read ahead of the National Service of Thanksgiving.
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"Her Majesty with great reluctance has concluded that she will not attend."
Despite her last-minute cancellations, The Queen did delight royal observers with a surprise balcony appearance following the Platinum Pageant.
As the memorable jubilee weekend concluded, Buckingham Palace released an official statement from Her Majesty which thanked members of the Commonwealth for their unwavering support over the past seven decades.
The Queen made a surprise balcony appearance following the Platinum Pageant. (Image: Getty)
"When it comes to how to mark seventy years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow," the statement read. "It really is a first. But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.
"While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family."
The Queen went on to say that she has been "inspired" by the kindness, joy and kinship that has accompanied the celebrations and she hopes this sense of community continues going forward.

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