Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla ‘being lined up to carry out duties on behalf of the Queen Elizabeth’ amid increasing concern over the monarch's health.

Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla ‘being lined up to carry out duties on behalf of the Queen Elizabeth’ amid increasing concern over the monarch's health.



The Duchess of Cornwall is reportedly being lined up to carry out duties on behalf of Queen Elizabeth amid increasing concern over the monarch's health.



On Friday it was revealed the Queen, 95, has cancelled all working visits for the next two weeks and has been advised to stick to rest and stick to “light, desk-based duties”.



Several of her royal engagements have been cancelled, including the COP26 climate change conference which starts in Glasgow today.



The Queen underwent tests in hospital last week and cancelled a two-day trip to Northern Ireland.



Now, palace aides are said to be drafting plans for her daughter-in-law Camilla, 74, to take on a bigger role in The Firm.



Camilla, 74, is thought to be an ideal candidate to step in for the 95-year-old monarch, who has been ordered to rest for the next two weeks.



Sources claim Camilla, who already carries out a number of royal duties, will be asked to step in and help manage the workload, reports the Mail on Sunday.



Under current rules, Princes Charles, Andrew, William and Harry are classed as 'Counsellors of State' requiring them to step in if the Queen is unable to perform her duties "due to illness or absence abroad".



By law, Counsellors of State include the next four people in the line of succession who are over the age of 21 but due to recent shifts in the family, Camilla may have to step up.Latest Post
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