The grief of a Queen….

I watched the memorial service to HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh today and there was the realisation that HM The Queen looks so frail these days. It is almost as if the stuffing has been knocked out of her and it is easy to see why.

Anybody who has lost their partner will know the pain of grief….when you wake up and that person who has been with you is no longer here, and that is how HM The Queen must feel and she first met her husband as a child when visiting Dartmouth College….

From starting off as friends and pen pals throughout the 6 years he served with honour in the Royal Navy during WW2, to becoming engaged, married and a Consort…Prince Philip had been by his wife’s side for over 70 years, and when you think that that person has been with you for all of your adult life, its then you realise just what a loss Philip is to the Queen.

As usual the mainstream media were trying to make shocking headlines by talking about the missing Sussex’s and Andrew, but today was not about them and Harry will one day look at his wife and realise what he has done to his family and that must be something he must come to terms with. With regards to Andrew… he is still the Monarch’s son and she wanted him there and whether like me you are nauseous at what has done…it was not about him either but about a 95 year old lady, a great lady, a lady who has given a life of service to this country mourning the loss of her life partner, her husband and her best friend.

If love could make the Queen feel better then she would have felt that from her millions of subjects who feel her sadness and who cannot but be moved by the tears in a Queen’s eyes.

Seeing how frail she looked maybe it is about time she passed the mantle to Charles, as no one would think any less of her. She has kept her promise for over 70 years and it is time she rested as she has earned it. It is time HM The Queen took life a little easier and where she can think of her beloved husband without having the world see it as she has given this country enough I think. Her duty to us has always come first and now it is time to think of herself.

The country owes a great debt of gratitude to HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh as he gave a young woman the support that she needed to become the Great Queen that know and love. We as a nation have lived in the second Elizabethan age and her reign has been glorious and we will never see this again. As I commented to Mr Points of Sue…we will never see a Queen on the throne again with the next 3 monarchs being male and I find that rather sad, as the greatest monarchs of this country have all be female..

God bless Her Majesty and we must now give her time to grieve and if she wishes to retire then we as a nation should back her 100% as she has been a fantastic Queen, and the best figurehead this country has put forward.

The Queen and Prince Philip revisit Broadlands, to mark their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on November 20, 2007

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