It is being reported that The Queen’s cousin, Princess Alexandra, is preparing to step aside from royal duties.
According to royal insiders in Thursday’s Daily Express, the 52nd-in-line to the throne “could soon be ready to start withdrawing from the public spotlight.”
Despite being 82-years of age, Princess Alexandra is still a full time working member of The Royal Family.
In 2018 she conducted 67 engagements, despite being away from work for three months with a broken wrist.
Her Royal Highness suffered a similar injury in 2017 when she broke her wrist and similarly had to cancel three months worth of engagements.
Alexandra is Patron of over 100 organisations and has been carrying out duties on behalf of The Queen for more than six decades.
Despite the reports in the Daily Express, the 82-year-old has a busy diary, with her scheduled to undertake two more engagements this month, two next month and one in March, with more duties likely to be added.
Princess Alexandra is the mother of two and a grandmother of four. She lives in Richmond Park and has been a pillar in upholding her royal duties.
The Queen relies on Princess Alexandra’s support and attendance, which the quiet royal has carried out faithfully for decades. Even after the death of her husband in 2004, she insisted on maintaining a full schedule.
Five years ago, she was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). This is a crippling condition where the muscles become inflamed. It can lead to stiffness and extreme pain; although the condition can be treated.