Queen is struggling to perform important monarchy duties, one expert says.
Royal commentator Daniela Elser says Her Majesty’s ‘ridiculous’ 363 days a year program should end.
After the state opening of parliament, Ms Elser wrote on news.com.au: “If the queen can no longer do the most meaningful and symbolically important part of her job, how much longer can she hold on as ruler? ?”.
Elser continued: “Queen Elizabeth II’s reign could officially move forward, but in recent days we have seen several dominoes fall, indicating that her chapter is rapidly closing.
“Her Majesty may still be able to receive ambassadors and make video calls, but as she herself allegedly once joked: ‘I have to be seen to be believed.’
“What happens when the world only sees her through a computer screen or in carefully published press photos?
“The sad reality is that she has become an indoor-only monarch.”
Tuesday marked the third time the 96-year-old has opted out of the State Opening of Parliament in 70 years and royal experts believe it is time she passed the Crown on to her son Charles.