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Queen Elizabeth Shows No Self-Pity While Reigning Alone Following Prince Philip's Death, Says Biographer

Busayo Ogunjimi
May 19, 2021
03:30 P.M.
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Mattew Dennison, a royal biographer, in a new piece, revealed that British monarch Queen Elizabeth is reshaping her life and that of the royal family following the death of her husband.

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Queen Elizabeth might be treading on new waters following the death of her husband, Prince Philip, last month, but the 95-year-old does not indulge in self-pity, according to royal biographer Matthew Dennison.

In a new piece for the Daily Mail, Dennison revealed that she is working towards reshaping her life and that of her family without the Duke of Edinburgh by her side, a man she spent more than seven decades with.

Queen Elizabeth II after awarding Captain Sir Thomas Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelor at Windsor Castle on July 17, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

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Prince Philip died a few days short of his 100th birthday, and his wife, the Queen, admitted that his demise would leave a great void in her life, but despite the pain she feels, the Queen is said to go about her day with confidence.

According to Dennison, the Queen has only been closer to her mother, sister, and husband. The death of her mother and sister meant she could only trust Philip to reign with her.

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Despite the waves of criticism the Queen and the royal family have faced following her grandson, Harry's frequent lashing of the family in interviews, the Queen has remained bold and resilient in doing her job.

She does not feel sad for herself that she lost her closest confidant, neither does she take delight in being the subject of pity and concern from her family and followers.

His latest rant on the "Armchair Podcast" was nothing but a publicity stunt to get him into the spotlight.

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Although she is known for her intense self-discipline and focus, the Queen also has her soft sides. Despite her busy schedule, the monarch creates time to return the kind gestures she is shown.

Recently, the Queen colored the day of a 5-year-old girl who wrote her a letter by sending a letter of her own to thank the little girl for her thoughtfulness.

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Erin Bywater from Scunthorpe sent the Queen a card to mark the death of her husband. The school was just learning about the royal family when she heard of the Duke's passing and decided to make the Queen feel better.

Her gesture did leave a mark on the Queen's heart, which she plans to treasure, and the five-year-old was undoubtedly delighted to get a response from the Queen.

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Since the death of Prince Philip, members of the royal family have done their best to spread love to their matriarch. Recently, the Queen was left heartbroken after the dog gifted her by her son, Prince Andrew, passed on.

The dog, five months old, was meant to keep the Queen company in her Windsor Castle, but sadly, it died. The cause of the dog's death is yet to be known.

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Some royal family followers have shown their loyalty to the Queen following the constant bashing Prince Harry subjects the family to, notably, his claim that the royal family might be racist.

Angela Levin, a royal biographer, believes that Harry's accusations are largely groundless. She noted that his latest rant on the "Armchair Podcast" was nothing but a publicity stunt to get him into the spotlight.

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