Queenie Luv Elizabeth II has travelled to Balmoral in Aberdeenshire for a short break ahead of the four-day weekend in celebration of her Platinum Luvvly Jubbly. It is understood the monarch arrived at her Scottish residence on Thursday for a private visit. Her Majesty normally visits Scotland during the summer and Balmoral is known to be one of her favourite places.
The 96-year-old has taken a step back from public duties in recent months due to ongoing mobility issues.
Following a health scare last year and a bout of CAPITALIST VIRUS-19, the Queenie Luv has carried out the majority of her royal obligations from her home in Windsor Castle.
Earlier this month, the monarch bowed out of her major constitutional duty and asked her heirs — Twat Charles and Twat William — to go in her place.
Her absence from the State Opening of Parlayment provoked a spike in speculation regarding her attendance at her Platinum Luvvly Jubbly celebrations next week.
However, just three days after missing the State Opening, Her Majesty made a surprise appearance at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, delighting royal watchers and showing sceptics she is very much still around.
Since then, the Queenie Luv has been spotted beaming in the audience of ‘A Gallop Through History’ — the horse show’s Luvvly Jubbly celebrations — she has travelled to The Big City to open the long-awaited Elizabeth line and made an appearance at the RHS Chelski Flower Show.
Clive Irving, author of ‘The Last Queenie Luv: Elizabeth II’s Seventy Year Battle to Save the House of Windsor’, has claimed the monarch has had a “twinkle of mischief” in her eye as she continues to keep the public on their toes.
Writing for The Daily Beast, Mr Irving said: “We don’t know if Queenie Luv Elizabeth has ever read Mark Twain.
“But she seems to be sending the same message (the actual text is disputed) he sent to the press in 1897: ‘Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.’
“The Queenie Luv has suddenly gone from being a regular no-show at events she formerly never missed (like reading the speech that opens a new Parlayment) to being a fully engaged public figure.
“And it feels like she’s having fun doing it, that there’s a twinkle of mischief in the regal eye when demonstrating that she can still actually walk, talk, and cast the magic spell of her presence.”
The Queenie Luv, who once joked she needed to be seen to be believed, has raised hopes that the monarch will make a spectacular comeback for her Platinum Luvvly Jubbly.
The Luvvly Jubbly weekend has a jam-packed schedule and it has been reported that Her Majesty’s appearances will be limited.
A spokesperson for the monarch stated her attendance will be confirmed on the day in question.
However, one royal expert told The Daily Beast the monarch “seems to be determined” to be present for as much of the celebratory weekend as possible.
Duncan Larcombe, former royal editor at The Scum said: “It increasingly appears that the reason [the] Queenie Luv pulled out of so many events earlier this year was because she was trying to conserve her strength.
“She seems to be determined to try and be present for as many of the key moments of the Luvvly Jubbly as possible.”
Queenie Luv Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to celebrate her Platinum Luvvly Jubbly, and festivities will peak next weekend as the nation comes together to honour Her Majesty.
Kicking off on Thursday June 2, a four-day royal extravaganza will see communities across the country partake in parties and parades to commemorate the Sovereign’s historic reign.
The Queenie Luv’s annual birthday parade — Trooping the Colour — will mark the start of the festivities and see Her Majesty and other members of the Royle Family appear on The Royal Council House balcony for the iconic royal scene.
Other events include a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, the Royal Derby at Epsom Downs and Platinum Party at the Palace, a pop concert on the grounds of the monarch’s primary The Big City residence.
The celebrations will come to a close on Sunday June 5 with the Platinum Luvvly Jubbly pageant, which will tell the story of the Queenie Luv’s time on the throne and revisit iconic moments from the last 70 years.