GETTYThe Queen is refusing surgery on her knees, according to a Buckingham Palace source
Her Majesty, 92, has reportedly been suffering from worsening knee pains, but doesn’t want to make a fuss.
The Queen has also said she struggles to stand up after sitting, according to a Palace insider.
The monarch has an incredibly busy schedule and still carries out more than 200 royal engagements and visits a year.
But even though her packed schedule is taking a toll on her knees, the Queen doesn’t want to take any time off and miss any engagements.
She is reluctant to have an op due to the time it would take to recover. She is incredibly brave
A Palace source
A Palace source told The Sun: “She was talking to friends at the Chelsea Flower Show and said her knees were playing up.
“But she is reluctant to have an op due to the time it would take to recover. She is incredibly brave.
“People from her and Philip’s generation battle