Seven months after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, anecdotes about the end of her life are still emerging. Robert Jabson tells, in his latest book, the behind-the-scenes story of the Queen’s last appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, on June 5, 2022.
A superhuman effort. While Queen Elizabeth II was celebrating her platinum jubilee in June 2022, she was in fact at her worst. Robert Jobson, a specialist in the British monarchy, will publish his new book, “Our King Charles III – The man and The monarch” on April 13. The Daily Mail published excerpts on April 9, 2023, and we learn that during her last appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, on June 5, 2022, all precautions had been taken to relieve the sovereign who did not feel able to appear before the crowd. “At her request, a military-style drill was set up to ensure that no one would notice she was using a wheelchair,” says Robert Jobson.
It was King Charles who insisted that his mother make a “prodigious effort” to show up that day, even though her health was failing. As the author recounts, Elizabeth II was transported in a wheelchair from Windsor, where she lived, to Buckingham Palace. The Queen only got out of it behind the balcony doors, getting up with a cane and the help of her entourage for a last greeting to the crowd.
The house of Sarah Ferguson haunted by the ghost of Queen Elizabeth II?
If the mother of the princesses Beatrice and Eugenie is taking care of the royal dogs of her ex-mother-in-law, which she was entrusted with the custody at her death, the Duchess of York also claims that she could feel the presence of Queen Elizabeth II in her house in Windsor thanks to the intuition of the corgis. A strange fact that exceeds the limit of understanding, which she had vaguely mentioned in the columns of People, explaining that the two dogs “often barked for nothing” and that this led her to believe that the ghost of Queen Elizabeth II “often pass by”. A theory that should convince only the less Cartesian.
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