Queen’s job description revised by Buckingham Palace for the FIRST time in a decade | royal | New

The change in the Queen’s role was first made in the decade, according to Dispatches. The Queen’s ‘official duties’ have been edited into the palace’s annual report for the first time in at least a decade, to remove specific events such as the official opening of Parliament which were previously considered necessary by the ‘ constitutional convention”.

The new version, released after the platinum jubilee, puts more emphasis on supporting the wider royal family.

According to the Sovereign Grant report, signed by Sir Michael Stevens, Keeper of the Privy Purse, the Queen’s role still includes two key elements: head of state and head of the nation.

As head of state, according to the “formal constitutional concept”, the queen “must fulfill” specific duties.

These were previously presented as a 13-point list, including the official opening of Parliament, the appointment of the Prime Minister and the payment and receipt of state visits.

The new version instead offers a looser definition, saying the Queen’s role “encompasses a range of parliamentary and diplomatic functions” and that she only “receives” other visiting heads of state.

The move comes after the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge jointly attended the official opening of Parliament on behalf of the Queen this year as highly reported mobility issues made it too difficult for her to attend in person, reported The Telegraph.

The Prince also undertakes overseas visits as the Queen’s representative, including the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

At 96, the queen should no longer travel.

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The second part of the monarch’s job description, the symbolic role of head of the nation, is exercised by the queen “as appropriate or necessary”.

It focuses on its position inspiring “unity and national identity” and “continuity and stability”, recognizing the “achievement and success” of others and ensuring the “service support” of volunteers to the services of emergency and the army.

The new job description replaces the ‘Queen’s Engagements Scheme’ with the more general ‘Royal Scheme Visits’, noting that ‘The Queen is greatly assisted by other members of the Royal Family who carry out official duties. in the name of Her Majesty”.

A Palace source stressed on Saturday evening that this was not a “drastic” change, but a small update.

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