Here's the brilliant reason the Queen is refusing to have surgery on her painful knees
While the life of a royal looks easy, I can imagine it gets pretty tiring. Jetting around the world and having to constantly be civil and professional is harder than it looks. Then, you've got to add in the waving. The non-stop, continuous waving. I mean, seriously, the Queen must have some strong wrists after all those years of waving.
Yep, that's right, the Queen is 92. Given her penchant for bright clothing and numerous public appearances, it can be easy to forget how old she and Prince Phillip are. However, despite her age, the Queen shows no signs of slowing down.
While the majority of people hit their nineties and are either a) dead or b) pretty close to death, the Queen looks like she's still going strong. However, at times, it has been rumoured that age is catching up with her and she has passed over a few of her duties in recent times.
Despite this, the summer has been a busy time for Lizzy and she has been spotted attending Royal Ascot, handing out awards to Young Leaders and showing Meghan the ropes on her first royal visit without Harry by her side.
Throughout all of this, the Queen has been captured smiling and having a laugh. However, it's rumoured that she is also in quite a lot of discomfort due to an ongoing issue with her knees.
But, while the majority of us look for any small reason to call off sick, the Queen is refusing to have surgery, and the reason why shows just how committed to her work she is and what an incredible person she is.
Essentially, the Queen is refusing surgery because she doesn't want to take time off and miss any of her engagements.
Speaking to the Sun, a royal source said: "She was talking to friends at the Chelsea Flower Show and said her knees were playing up. "But she is reluctant to have an op due to the time it would take to recover. She is incredibly brave. "People from her and Philip's generation battle through problems and carry on. And Her Majesty doesn't like to cause any fuss."
Her Majesty was last spotted at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards at Buckingham Palace where she presented the awards. It was her last year at the ceremony, with her deciding to hand over the reins to Meghan and Harry moving forward.
Despite her perseverance and will to keep on going, the Queen was forced to pull out of a service at St Paul's Cathedral last week, with the Palace saying that she was feeling "under the weather." She was meant to attend the service to mark the 200th anniversary of the Order of St Michael and St George.
So, she may have hit 92 and have done more than enough in her years as a monarch, but the Queen doesn't appear to be giving up the fight just yet. Let's hope we're all as resilient as her when we hit a similar age.