A royal expert claims that the Queen, who is’mentally controlled’, “compartmentalizes” to manage heartbreak over losing Prince Philip and Megxit.
Over the past 12 months, monarch 95 has suffered from a series of tragedies, including Prince Philip’s death in April and Prince Andrews being questioned about her controversial friendship with Jeffrey Epstein. Jeffrey Epstein died in prison while waiting for trial on sex trafficking allegations.
The royal is also facing health problems. Prince Harry moved to Montecito with Meghan Markle and their reportedly fraught relationship.
Royal biographer Ingrid Seward told People magazine the royal has found ‘her ability to compartmentalize has been extremely helpful in her life’, saying: ‘She won’t let things crowd in on her. Ingrid Seward said that she is mentally organized and this has been a great help throughout these 70 years.
The ‘mentally disciplined’ Queen, 95, ‘compartmentalises’ to cope with heartbreak of losing Prince Philip and Megxit scandal, a royal expert has claimed
“It’s enabled her to handle all of the things and not let them overwhelm her,” she said. This is what explains her ability to continue working even at the age she is.
A source said that the royal was able to keep things apart between official and family matters.
It comes as it was revealed the Queen is set to enjoy a ‘new normal’ Christmas this year – and may even appear in public for the first time since early autumn.
The 95-year-old monarch has either been resting or undertaking only ‘light’ desk duties following a mystery health scare.
In April, Prince Philip passed away. The monarch was plagued by tragedies for 12 months.
However, doctors gave her the green light to hold an annual party for extended families members in pre-festive season.
It will be held at Windsor Castle this year and not Buckingham Palace as it was in the past.
Berkshire has seen the Queen live in it since the beginning of the pandemic. She has not been out in Berkshire in months.
But she will move her court to her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk for Christmas, where her nearest and dearest are all set to gather in time for Christmas Eve – as long as government advice does not change.
In addition to the health problems, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have also been dealing with family issues.
Due to her health and age, Her Majesty will likely fly by helicopter to East Anglia.
She will also record the annual Christmas message at Windsor before she leaves. It is likely to reflect on her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died aged 99 in April, as well as the ‘heartening’ show of community strength seen throughout the nation during the Covid pandemic.
The Mail has learned that palace aides have also been exploring the possibility for the monarch’s appearance in public during the next two weeks, to wish Britain a very Merry Christmas.
Buckingham Palace released video and photos of the sovereign undertaking. However, the meetings were held behind palace walls.
It is hoped that she will feel well enough to participate in a brief public event on the castle grounds. Her appearance will be seen as a ‘small shot of joy’ in difficult times.
‘It won’t be a normal Christmas, but like many families around the country, it will be as normal as it can get,’ a source said.
Last seen by the public, Queen Elizabeth was at Windsor Castle on October 19. The next day, she cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland and was taken to hospital overnight for undisclosed ‘preliminary tests’.
The doctor ordered her to rest for several more weeks. She has since taken on a handful of lower-key engagements including the recording of a video message which will be shown at Cop26.