In the weeks before her death, there could sometimes be a perception that Queen Elizabeth II could hardly cope with her daily life. And in fact she had to cancel one or the other appointment because of problems with walking. But this is only half true, because the impression is also made because every little detail was carefully observed and evaluated by the public – although at 96 years old, phases of weakness are inevitable. Richard’s now on “dailymail.co.uk” draws a different picture. We see a queen who arranges her day according to her thoughts with sheer bliss and enjoys her life to the fullest.
Queen Elizabeth II hosted a dinner shortly before her death
The article makes it clear that the Queen actively organized her days at Balmoral Castle and personally took care of many things. For example, she is said to have worn casual clothing for a festive dinner at a hunting party on the Sunday before her death, i.e. women were not to wear long dresses, for example. At the same time, he announced that, contrary to tradition, they wanted to do without bagpipe players.
Her guests, including her maternal cousins, later confirmed not only that the queen was present at the meal, but also that the queen was in good shape, even very “cheerful”. It had become clear that she loved being with loved ones and that drew strength.
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‘Crush’ for BBC weather presenter
It is also known that Elizabeth II received high-ranking pastor Ian Greenshields and new prime minister Liz Truss (47) in Scotland shortly before her death. Many can also see that it confirms that the queen had an irrefutable sense of duty. Richard Kay also describes how Elizabeth II bought little joys that could enrich her everyday life, even when she didn’t have the strength for a long walk or a strenuous crossword puzzle. That’s why she preferred to follow the weather forecast on TV – but only when BBC weather presenter Tomas Schaferner (43) appeared on the screen. It was “a little crushing” that he enjoyed.
time for your lovely dogs
Of course, the animal-loving queen spent a lot of time with her dogs until the end, but in the end she suffered a huge loss. Dorgi Candy, who stayed with her for 18 years, died and Elizabeth II, contrary to all expectations, decided that she would be buried in London instead of Balmoral Castle in Scotland. At the same time, many people saw it as a preparation to return to the capital. But she could no longer make this trip.