Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday that Queen Elizabeth II will step down as patron of a number of national organisations in the coming months after she turned 90 in April. The Palace said her patronage of leading children’s charities like the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and Save the Children UK, will be passed on to other members of the Royal family in due course.
Aides and commentators say there is no prospect of her giving up her job, and she will remain patron of more than 600 organisations despite her stepping back from the limelight a little bit.
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