Queen Elizabeth “ultimately died of a broken heart,” a royal expert has said.
The late monarch was married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, from 1947 until his death in April 2021 at the age of 99 and died herself on September 8 at the age of 96 after a record reign of 70 years. .
Now, royal expert Katie Nicholl explained that while King Charles – who came to the throne at the time his mother died – found it “difficult” to watch his mother’s coffin being lowered into the royal vault at her funeral on Monday, his late majesty had “everything figured out”.
“That moment when the queen’s casket was lowered into the royal vault was very, very powerful. Very emotional. It was very, very difficult for the king to watch. But really, what viewers don’t realize is is that the queen had everything planned, because in that same royal vault, which currently lies, is the coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh, and both will be buried together in a private ceremony, which will not be televised, which will be only for the immediate family “, he assured.
Katie further explained that Queen Elizabeth – who also had Anne, the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward with Philip – wanted her late husband to wait in the royal vault so that he and she could be buried together next to their father, King George – who died in 1952 at the age of 56 – and the Queen Mother, who died in 2002, at the age of 101.
In an interview with ETOnline, Katie added: “Her wish was that I wait for her in the royal vault. She asked that her father’s vault not be closed, which is where they will all end up together, because she knew it wouldn’t be long before she arrived. that final journey was made with Prince Philip at her side.