After spending 73 years at Prince Philip's side, Queen Elizabeth finds the mourning period following his death difficult as she has to face life without him.
94-year-old Queen Elizabeth has to tackle life without her greatest supporter, Prince Philip, for the first time in more than seven decades. It is an experience that would be difficult to deal with for anyone.
An insider has revealed that the love, condolences, and precious stories shared by all those that came into contact with the Duke of Edinburgh during his lifetime have aided the Queen in managing during this sad time.
Queen Elizabeth II after awarding Captain Sir Thomas Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelor at Windsor Castle on July 17, 2020 | Getty Images
With the overwhelming amount of emotions that the monarch has had to cope with since 99-year-old Prince Philip passed away last week, it is understandable that she is struggling. An inside source shared:
“Her emotions are very raw right now, but the queen knows Philip would hate it if she sat around moping for the rest of her years.”
Knowing that her husband would have wanted her to enjoy her remaining years without him instead of remaining in a state of mourning seems to encourage Queen Elizabeth as she adjusts to life alone.
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away just two months before the celebration of his 100th birthday following a lengthy stay in hospital. He was receiving treatment for a preexisting heart condition before he returned home, weeks before his death.
Her family members remain impressed with her tenacity and determination to continue through this difficult time.
The royal family is reported to have found comfort in Prince Philip's peaceful passing and that his wife could be with him during his final moments. The royal died in his home at Windsor Castle.
PLENTY OF SUPPORT
As a long line of royal responsibilities and duties lies ahead of Queen Elizabeth following the mourning period, her family is rallying around her to ensure that she has the necessary support.
Prince Charles and his wife and Prince William and Kate Middleton will be accompanying Queen Elizabeth on future endeavors as a show of support. An inside source said:
"No single individual could ever take place of the Duke of Edinburgh, but just maybe all of them coming together will fill some of the space he has left behind."
With a life of service behind her and still so much expected of her, the question of abdication has been surrounding the 94-year-old monarch. Despite having to tackle her duties alone, the Queen is not considering stepping down from the throne.
Knowing that Prince Philip would have wanted her to continue her life of royal duty, Queen Elizabeth will go on as the reigning royal without thought of giving up her crown.
Despite the immense loss that Queen Elizabeth has had to endure with her husband's death, her family members remain impressed with her tenacity and determination to continue through this difficult time.
The Countess of Wessex commented on how the Windsor family matriarch has been coping since losing Prince Philip, saying that she has been amazing and continues to surprise them with her strength.