Queen's Approval Ratings Remain High

The British public remain approving of the Queen, and believe she is doing a good job, although increasing numbers think she should take things easier and hand over more responsibility to William and Kate.

75 per cent of 2,000 respondents to a poll by celebrity magazine Hello! said they agreed or strongly agreed that the Queen has done 'a wonderful job' over the last 60 years, while 69 per cent said it was time for the Queen to lighten her schedule.

80% of respondents said they would like to see more of William and Kate.

The findings come in the wake of a health scare for the Queen, which saw her rushed to hospital with a bout of gastroenteritis.

The Queen's lifelong friend, Lady Anne Glenconner told Hello! that the Queen will never abdicate because she is 'not the retiring type'.