Following on from the devastating death of her husband, Prince Phillip, the Queen has been beset by another tragedy…
The Queen has been through a lot this year…
But her latest heartache might be one of the worst to fall on the palace yet.
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 now she has been 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 one 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.
And people were very worried about her wellbeing…
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.”
And now, if that wasn’t bad enough, the queen has suffered yet another heartache…
Last night it was revealed that Prince Andrew was being sued by Virginia Roberts, who was allegedly sexually assaulted by the prince.
Roberts accused Prince Andrew of battery and emotional distress in the lawsuit.
It claims that Roberts was forced by Jeffery Epstein to have sex with Prince Andrew 3 times.
It was filed in New York under a child abuse law as Roberts was underage at the time.
In a statement to ABC News, Roberts said: “I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me.
“The powerful and the rich are not exempt from being held responsible for their actions. I hope that other victims will see that it is possible not to live in silence and fear, but one can reclaim her life by speaking out and demanding justice.
“I did not come to this decision lightly. As a mother and a wife, my family comes first. I know that this action will subject me to further attacks by Prince Andrew and his surrogates.
“But I knew that if I did not pursue this action, I would be letting them and victims everywhere down.”
Back in 2019, Prince Andrew spoke publicly with the BBC about his relationship with Epstein…
Denying that he had any contact with Virginia Roberts.
Prince Andrew has always denied any wrongdoing and claimed he has never even met Roberts…
Saying back in 2019: “It didn’t happen. I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened. I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever,” he told BBC Newsnight.
There’s no denying that this scandal has had, and will continue to have, a massive impact on the Queen and the royal family as a whole.
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