Queen Elizabeth II has been praised for continuously evolving despite previous accusations that she was out of touch when Princess Diana passed away in 1997.

Royal expert Angela Mollard previously weighed in on Her Majesty’s efforts during her discussion on the “Royals.” Mollard called the monarch a phenomenal woman because of everything that she has achieved.

“What I find really interesting about her is that, in recent years, she just keeps evolving. She wants to keep learning and I think her willingness to embrace an ever-evolving world is very, very impressive,” Mollard said.

New Idea editor Frances Sheen said that Her Majesty has also changed a bit in recent years compared to the time that she was accused of being out of touch following the death of the Princess of Wales. Mollard seconded Sheen’s thoughts.

“I think so, and I think that we’ve seen that with her behavior with Meghan Markle. She’s really loosened a lot of the structures… For example, you can’t go to Sandringham for Christmas unless you’re actually married into the royal family… We know that Prince Harry asked for a special sort of dispensation so that she might go to Christmas,” Mollard said.

The royal commentator also said that the Queen’s motivation to adapt to the times might have something to do with the struggles that her own children faced in their respective marriages. In the modern and ever-changing world, Her Majesty wants the next generation of royals to be supported.

“We know from reports that she’s had firm words with courtiers at the palace that these new royals, this new generation, are to be supported, not undermined. Certainly, in the Diana years, they were hell-bent on undermining her,” Mollard said.

Mollard concluded her discussion by saying that the Queen wants this generation of royals and the generations that will come after to succeed that’s why she’s bending her rules for them.

Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Sunday, April 21, and she still hasn’t given up on her role as the monarch.

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Queen Elizabeth II is seen at the Chichester Theatre while visiting West Sussex on Nov. 30, 2017, in Chichester, United Kingdom. Getty Images/Stuart C. Wilson