THE Queen is "coming to terms" with the idea that "she won't be around forever", a royal expert says.
The monarch paid a moving tribute to her son Charles and grandson William during her recorded COP26 speech yesterday.
Speaking from beside a photo of her late husband, she told delegates that no one 'will live forever' in a plea to tackle climate changeCredit: AP
And she told delegates: "We none of us will live forever."
Her Majesty is currently taking a two-week break from her duties on doctors' orders after an overnight stay in hospital during October.
She was seen out in Windsor yesterday behind the wheel of her Jaguar - a sighting that will doubtless reassure Brits concerned for her health.
But in her address to world leaders, she praised the younger generation in a sign she may be preparing to hand over the mantle.
Angela Levin, who penned an authorised biography on Prince Harry, said: "Perhaps she's telling us she's coming to terms with the fact she won't be around forever.
"She's a spiritual and religious woman.
"Perhaps she's prepared to go on in her role, but recognises that she's getting older."