Many say the UK will never have a queen like Elizabeth II again.
The UK’s longest-serving monarch died last week at the age of 96, after serving her country all her life.
The fact that Elizabeth II remained on the English throne for 70 years is something extraordinary. In total she has seen 15 different Prime Ministers, starting with the well-known Winston Churchill and ending a few days ago with the new Prime Minister of her country, Liz Truss.
Her passing, however tragic, is perhaps not too surprising given her declining health since the loss of her beloved husband, Prince Philip, last year.
Her Majesty was forced to cancel a number of commitments late last year, and while she was able to celebrate her platinum anniversary, many feared the end was slowly approaching.
Still, the Queen seemed to be doing relatively well this past weekend, according to Rev. Dr. Iain Greenshields.
He stayed with the Queen after giving a sermon and told the Daily Mail that he dined on Saturday and had lunch with Her Majesty on Sunday. He added that she was “full of joy”.
“I was very surprised to find out she was seriously ill because she was in such great shape this weekend,” said Greenshields.
However, a statement from Buckingham Palace Thursday night stated:
“The Queen passed away peacefully this afternoon in Balmoral. The King and Queen consort will remain in Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”
The Queen’s eldest son and heir, Charles – the former Prince of Wales – has become King of the United Kingdom and the 14 parts of the Commonwealth.
“The passing of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of deepest sadness for me and all members of my family,” King Charles said in a statement.
Since the death of the Queen, all kinds of questions have arisen, especially those about the reason for her death. Unsurprisingly, Buckingham Palace has kept quiet about Her Majesty’s diagnosis, although many people have shared the Queen’s bruised hands online in the photo taken the day she met new British Prime Minister Liz Truss. .
Several experts said in the years before her death she met medical criteria for “geriatric syndrome,” a condition used to describe features of common health problems in older adults that don’t fit into specific categories.
Official opinion from the UK National Health Service says: “It is a multi-cause and contributory medical syndrome characterized by decreased strength, endurance and decreased physiological function, increasing an individual’s vulnerability to developing increased dependence and/or death. increases.”
The UK’s health system, the NHS, uses a test known as Prisma-7 to measure a person’s vulnerability. Of the seven criteria, the Queen met five of the categories, such as being over 85, needing a cane, needing regular assistance, and being forced to cancel activities.
In a statement on the Weekend Sunrise program, Dr. Ginni Mansberg expressed her opinion that Prince Philip’s death in April last year could also be a factor in Queen Elizabeth’s deteriorating health.
“She lost her husband after many years, and statistically, the 12 months after losing the partner… is a very risky time,” she said.
“A death puts an extra strain on the body, and it’s very hard to lose someone you’ve been married to for so long, on top of your old age.”
Also dr. Deb Cohen-Jones said in an interview with the Daily Mail after analyzing the photo of Queen Elizabeth in Balmoral with her bruised hand: “It appears there is evidence of peripheral vascular disease. This is a circulatory disorder that causes blood vessels outside the heart and brain to narrow, become blocked, or cramp.
“Sometimes it can cause heart failure. When the peripheral circulation is this bad, the organs don’t get a good blood supply. It could be a sign of multiple organ failure.”
Social media exploded even when the photo of the Queen (before her death) surfaced, with many readers wondering what her bruised hand might mean.
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to miss Queen Elizabeth. There are no more inspiring people like her.
What do you think of the British monarchy? Will Chalres do as well as his mother? Will William do it after him?
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