• Queen Elizabeth is still feeling the lingering effects of her bout with COVID-19 in February, a report says
  • She was reportedly told by her loved ones and trusted advisors to prioritize her health, even if it means making fewer public appearances
  • The monarch wanted to be at "full strength" for her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, according to the report

Queen Elizabeth's family and advisors have urged the monarch to slow down and prioritize her health ahead of the culmination of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Since she missed the U.K.'s State Opening of Parliament earlier this month due to her mobility issues, the 96-year-old monarch has made several public appearances, including a surprise outing at a London Underground station Tuesday for the opening of a new railway named in her honor.

However, an unnamed insider told Us Weekly that the Queen "has been advised by her loved ones and trusted advisors to go a lot easier on herself, even if it means missing more functions than she would like."

"Her attendance at these events is being handled on a case-by-case basis, so if she isn’t 100% on any given day that she’s due to be somewhere in person then she turns the duties over to someone else, be that Prince Charles or another serving senior royal who’s available to handle matters in her stead," the source continued.

The British monarch is still experiencing the lingering effects of her bout with COVID-19, which was "tough on her" and continues to leave her feeling "very fatigued," according to the insider.

Queen Elizabeth tested positive for COVID-19 in February after her son Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla contracted the virus. Buckingham Palace said the Queen, who is fully vaccinated, experienced "mild, cold-like symptoms" at the time.

Despite her health struggles, the tipster told Us Weekly that Her Majesty is trying to power through.

"[She] is still adjusting to her routine and charging up her batteries even now,” the insider continued. "The other factor here is that she wanted to be as close to full strength as possible for the Jubilee celebrations, which she’s been looking forward to immensely. By not [overexerting] herself it’s giving her more energy to participate in as many of the events as possible."

Last week, Queen Elizabeth skipped the State Opening of Parliament for the first time in nearly 60 years owing to "episodic mobility problems." Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla and Prince William stepped in for her as the British government kicked off its session.

The Queen's decision to cancel her attendance sparked fears over her health among royal fans.

However, the monarch appeared to be in great spirits when she made a surprise appearance at the Windsor Horse Show later that week.

She was also in attendance at the Sunday televised event, "A Gallop Through History," where one of the hosts, Omid Djalili, joked about the Queen's recent royal outings.

"Your Royal Highness, on behalf of everyone here, we would like to thank you, very humbly, for picking us over the State Opening of Parliament," he said, People reported. "You did the right thing, and I won £5 in a bet with my local kebab shop owner in Ipswich."

The event was part of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, which began in January. The festivities celebrating her 70 years on the throne will culminate during a four-day weekend from June 2 to June 5.

Queen Elizabeth II, 96, last missed a state opening of parliament in 1963, when she was pregnant with Prince Edward
Queen Elizabeth II, 96, last missed a state opening of parliament in 1963, when she was pregnant with Prince Edward POOL via AFP / Dominic Lipinski