Despite her long reign, Queen Elizabeth’s death last year surprised many. By all accounts, she died peacefully, however others say that she had one or two underlying medical difficulties before she died.
Her Majesty had the honour of sitting on the English throne for more than 70 years, and she celebrated her Platinum Jubilee in front of hundreds of thousands of people in London. Her entire family was present for the occasion, however stories claim she was losing energy by that point.
In truth, Queen Elizabeth’s appearance on the famed Buckingham Palace balcony for the Jubilee was far from inevitable. Only with, according to one royal expert.
On April 21, 1926, Queen Elizabeth II was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, who eventually became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. On May 29, the same year, she was baptised Elizabeth Alexandra Mary at Buckingham Palace.
It was one of the most exciting parts of the Platinum Jubilee weekend. But, according to some, it might not have happened at all if it hadn’t been for then-Prince Charles.
According to the Daily Mail, the Queen wasn’t feeling well on the day and was considering cancelling her visit. However, with only a few hours to go, Prince Charles made one of his final ever pleas to his mother.
“The Queen only decided to go to London three hours before her balcony appearance.” “She wasn’t feeling well, but the Prince of Wales [now King Charles] had called and said she should come if she could,” a royal insider stated.
According to reports, King Charles “convinced” the Queen to travel from Windsor Castle to London for the sake of the public.
“He told her there were so many people desperate to see her, and he convinced her to come,” the person claimed.
The scene on Buckingham Palace’s iconic balcony grew highly emotional for Queen Elizabeth. She didn’t realise it at the time, but it would be the final time she got to wave to the tens of thousands of people who adored her.
“The Queen was totally overwhelmed by the number of people waiting to see her – she had tears in her eyes before she stepped out on the balcony.”
The Queen congratulated the public and all who helped organise the historic Jubilee weekend shortly after the weekend finished.
“While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family,” wrote Queen Elizabeth.
You”I have been inspired by the kindness, joy, and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope that this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come,” she said. “I sincerely thank you for your kind wishes and for your contributions to these joyous occasions.”
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