If the Queen was to contract coronavirus, her son Prince Andrew and grandson Prince Harry could be called on to represent her.
The Queen was photographed with her gloves on as she gave out investitures on Tuesday but she had them back off again for her Wednesday audiences.
The Times said the “line of succession” photo upset the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Prince Andrew was absent from the family's traditional Christmas Day service.
The Duke of York is still expected to attend Trooping the Colour and Remembrance Sunday events in 2020.
The Queen is set to meet Donald Trump for a second time during his state visit to the UK next week.And while President Trump may be looking forward to his royal meeting, he won’t be staying at Buckingham Palace due to building works - nor will he be taken on a carriage procession, at the insistence of US security services.The Queen is set for one of her easiest state visits, according to royal biographer Robert Hardman - but it is certainly not her first meeting with a US President.Read more from Yahoo News UK:Trump says he might meet Boris and Farage during state visitMore than 750k Europeans have applied to stay in UK after BrexitUnseen messages show how Nazis fell for D-Day planIn fact, Her Majesty has met with 12 Presidents, including Trump, during her time as Queen.One of those was in fact when she was still a mere princess - but came three months before she became Queen.Here is the roll call of all the Presidents the Queen has had the pleasure of getting to know over the years...
Theresa May announced on Friday that she will resign on 7 June, bringing an end to her three-year tenure as Britain’s prime minister. In her 67-year reign, the Queen has been served by thirteen PMs and will meet her fourteenth when the results of the Conservative leadership contest are announced in mid-July. When the then Princess Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1952, Winston Churchill oversaw her Coronation. The pair are said to have had a close relationship and it’s said that she saw him as an almost father-figure. While the Queen has seen both the Conservative and Labour parties in power throughout her reign, she has also seen the first female PM - Margaret Thatcher - who, to date, was the longest serving. Take a look at the 13 prime ministers the Queen has had.