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Royal Author Claims Queen Elizabeth II Is Exhausted By 'Selfie' Requests During Public Outings

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May 21 2022, Published 1:40 p.m. ET

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Queen Elizabeth II reportedly no longer fully enjoys one of her beloved royal duties.

Royal author Ian Lloyd — who penned The Duke: 100 Chapters in the Life of Prince Philip — claimed Her Majesty has grown tired of mingling with crowds in public because everybody wants to take pictures of her.

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The frequency of the Queen's walkabouts were already severely impacted by her ongoing mobility issues and concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to Lloyd, she isn't entirely disappointed to see them go.

"I also think she was starting to get fed up with walkabouts," the author explained in an interview with Express. "They were set up by her in the 1970s as a way of meeting people but these days people only wants selfies and photographs of her, they just hold up their cameras or, even more alarming, their iPads so she is faced with a wall of that when she looks at the crowd, it's horrible."

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"Princess Anne once said that, because of their phones, people now only actually believe they have seen something if they can photograph it so they lose the immediacy, their memory," he continued, adding there is a distinct lack of respect in constantly flashing photos of the 96-year-old monarch.

"When the walkabout started 40 or 50 years ago people would have never dreamed of sticking up a camera in the Queen's face," Lloyd explained.

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Although The Queen's "episodic mobility issues" leave her struggling to even regularly walk her beloved Corgis on palace grounds, Her Majesty makes every effort to continue her royal duties.

As OK! previously reported, the determined monarch tackled the problem with the purchase of a luxury golf cart complete with reclining leather seats, a heated windscreen for chilly weather, a 10.1 inch tablet screen, Bluetooth, speakers and a mini fridge.

"The cart is a new addition to the castle, and they all think it’s a great idea. It’s certainly fit for a Queen and hopefully it will help her fulfil her engagements," a source spilled of the new addition to the palace. "Everyone wants her to carry on for as long as possible being seen by the public."

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