It comes as the Queen winked at her difficulty moving for the first time as she held her first face-to-face hearing since her Covid scare.
The 95-year-old monarch pointed to her foot as she greeted her guests and remarked, “Well, as you can see, I can’t move.”
She met Major-General Eldon Millar, the new Defense Services Secretary, and his predecessor Rear Admiral James Macleod at Windsor Castle.
The appearance suggests she may have escaped Covid-19 despite seeing the Prince of Wales two days before he tested positive.
Andrew will keep his titles
Meanwhile, the Duke of York will retain his remaining titles after settling his civil sexual abuse case, the Telegraph understand.
He will retain his dukedom, his rank of service as vice-admiral and his role as councilor of state.
Buckingham Palace sources said the financial settlement with the Duke’s accuser, Ms Roberts Giuffre, did not change the situation.
Prince Andrew, who was born ‘His Royal Highness’, joins a select group of senior royals to relinquish the title. Read the list.
As the Queen prepares to help Prince Andrew pay his multimillion-pound out-of-court settlement, the public’s focus on royal finances is renewed.
The Royal Family receives its wealth from a variety of sources, primarily the Sovereign Grant, which is paid in a single payment each year by the government.
However, the monarch also generates private income – which would be used to fund the Duke’s settlement – largely through the Duchy of Lancaster estate.
Here’s a breakdown of the Queen’s various sources of income.
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