This Thursday, April 28, a very reassuring photo of Elizabeth II was published on the Instagram account of Buckingham Palace. The queen, smiling, welcomed the Swiss president.
On April 21, Elizabeth II celebrated her 96th birthday in privacy. A celebration that moved the whole world, the health of the queen being for some months subject to scare. A few days later, this Thursday, April 28, a picture both reassuring and rejoicing was posted on the official Instagram account of the royal family. The monarch appears, silky blue dress and floral patterns, pearl fetish necklace and bright smile, alongside Swiss President Ignazio Cassis and his wife Paola. The latter went to London to conclude a new post-Brexit agreement with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Many Internet users have commented with joy on the return to the diplomatic front of the queen, whose security worries her grandson. “Her majesty looks happy”, “Remarkable”, “What a beautiful dress”,… The good looks of the mother of the future king of England has thus reassured. And according to information from the British tabloid Express, another very reassuring element emerged from this official visit: although the queen was seen with a cane in her hand during her last outings, she would not have needed any help on this occasion.
Elizabeth II, too lonely and poorly surrounded?
Since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, Elizabeth II worries her grandson, Prince Harry. According to the revelations of the biographer of the Duke of Sussex, Omid Scobie, dating from April 26, the husband of Meghan Markle would be worried about the loneliness of his grandmother: the daily life of the monarch would now be directed only by “aides, courtiers and household staff.” A situation that, according to the biographer, could explain why Prince Harry would be increasingly skeptical of “members of the royal institution. He added: “These are the kinds of questions any caring person would ask an elderly family member living alone or in a staffed facility. And when you look at the notoriously unsympathetic institution in which the queen lives, Harry has every reason to be concerned.”
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