A new book claims to have shed light on the Queen’s decision not to include a photograph of Prince Harry and Megan Markle, the Duchess Of Sussex, and baby Archie in her 2019 Christmas speech.
The book was published on November 30 this year.
And in it are some rather interesting details…
Now, people have been worried about the queen ever since the tragic news that Prince Philip passed away…
But the latest news shows things have gone from bad to worse.
Prince Philip was ninety-nine years old when he passed away in April.
Elizabeth married Phillip Mountbatten (a distant relative of hers) on November 20th, 1947, when she was just twenty-one.
People were, understandably, concerned for the queen.
Losing a partner of more than seventy years must be horrific. And right after that, she was struck with another painful blow just a few months later.
At the time, according to friends, the queen was using her dogs to help cope with the grief of losing Phillip…
The queen is known for being a true animal lover, with one animal, in particular, that’s always been associated with HRH.
The queen was given her first corgi, Susan, on her eighteenth birthday in 1944.
It has been estimated that the queen has owned more than thirty dogs during her reign, all of which were from the same family.
Her most famous dog is Monty, who appeared with her in a sketch for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics…
The queen had planned not to get any more dogs after Vulcan, her dorgi – a dachshund-corgi cross – passed away last year. She was left with just 1 dorgi called Candy.
A source said: “The Queen was left with only one dog at the end of last year. She had made the decision not to get any more because she didn’t think it fair at her age.”
“But it would be unthinkable for her not to have any. It’s like the Tower of London not having any ravens. The new puppies are adorable.”
She acquired 2 new four-legged friends when Phillip was hospitalized …
And their names had truly special meanings…
Fergus was named after her uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who was killed in action during the First World War.
The second dog, Muick, pronounced Mick, is a pure-bred corgi and named after Loch Muick, a favorite spot for the Royals during their summer holiday.
When the news of the new dogs came out, Royal biographer Penny Junor said: “Her corgis are hugely important to her.”
“They have over the years been closer to her than any human being. The corgis are intensely loyal and loving and they have never let her down.”
But sadly, just a month after Phillip died…
Her 5-month-old puppy Fergus passed away.
Fergus had been purchased by Prince Andrew to help his mother cope with the grieving process.
But sources confirmed Fergus passed away in May, just a month after she lost her husband.
A source told The Sun: “The Queen is absolutely devastated.
“The puppies were brought in to cheer her up during a very difficult period.”
“Everyone concerned is upset as this comes so soon after she lost her husband.”
It seems that as she tries to handle all her grief, Queen Elizabeth appears to be struggling physically as well as emotionally…
She was snapped at Westminster Abbey with her daughter for the Thanksgiving service…
To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the British Royal Legion.
But as soon as she stepped out of her car, people noticed something concerning…
She was using a walking stick to support herself, something she hasn’t been seen with for seventeen years.
The only other time the Queen has been pictured with a stick was after her knee operation back in 2003…
But she quickly recovered and stopped using it the following year, in 2004.
The pictures clearly left a lot of people worried about her physical health…
However, although it might be a little alarming, the queen still looks to be her usual upbeat self.
But royal doctors are reported to have given her a stern health warning.
And people were left worried all over again…
Queen Elizabeth has reportedly been told to stop drinking by royal doctors.
As per Vanity Fair, 2 sources claim that doctors have advised the queen to cut out alcohol except for special occasions.
“The queen has been told to give up her evening drink which is usually a martini,” the source said.
“It’s not really a big deal for her, she is not a big drinker but it seems a trifle unfair that at this stage in her life she’s having to give up one of very few pleasures.”
Doctors are said to have given her the warning about alcohol to ensure she is as healthy as possible for her fall schedule.
It also comes ahead of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations next June.
However, things went from bad to worse as the queen suffered a sprained back, resulting in her absence from the Remembrance service in London.
The service would have been her first appearance since being admitted to hospital last month, after which she was advised by her doctors to rest for 2 weeks and only undertake “desk-based duties,” as per Buckingham Palace.
The palace released a statement ahead of the Rememberance event…
“The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today’s Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph.”
“Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service,” it continued.
“As in previous years, a wreath will be laid on Her Majesty’s behalf by the Prince of Wales.
“His Royal Highness, along with the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra will be present at the Cenotaph today as planned.”
The queen has only ever missed 6 cenotaph ceremonies in her sixty-nine year reign…
But that’s not the only commitment that’s had to be canceled as the Queen’s in-person appearance at the General Synod was also canceled with the Earl of Wessex attending instead.
While attending the Synod, the Earl read a speech to bishops and clergy at the Westminster headquarters of the Church of England on behalf of the queen, the Sun reports.
But what the Queen had to say in her speech broke hearts…
In her speech, the queen praised the Church of England for offering “hope” during the pandemic.
A period of time that she described as full “of anxiety, grief & weariness.”
“It is hard to believe that it is over fifty years since Prince Philip and I attended the very first meeting of the General Synod,” the Earl also read on her behalf.
“None of us can slow the passage of time; and while we often focus on all that has changed in the intervening years, much remains unchanged, including the Gospel of Christ and his teachings.”
So, the Queen has a lot going on at the minute…
Inclduding a book, by Christopher Anderson, that was published at the end of November.
And it’s all about the royal family.
One part of his writing focused particularly on the Queen’s Christmas broadcast in 2019.
In her broadcast, Queen Elizabeth discussed Niel Armstrong taking “a small step for man, and a giant leap for mankind and indeed for womankind.”
She also discussed another important anniversary… D Day.
“I well remember the look of concern on my father’s face, he knew the secret D-Day plans, but could of course share that burden with no one,” she recalled while talking about the patience it takes to build trust with nations you reconcile with.
But, there was something rather specific that not only author Anderson picked up on, but social media, too.
A source reportedly told Anderson that the Queen purposely removed the photo of Prince Harry and Megan Markle.
According to a source talking to the author, the Queen “looked over the tables where the photographs she had so lovingly selected were arranged,” and then after looking at a photograph with Megan, Harry, and their son Archie, she said: “That one, I suppose we don’t need that one,” as per Cosmopolitan.
And while some people don’t think Queen Elizabeth meant anything by it, others are convinced it was a snub.
What do you think?