The British Royal Family has given a glimpse of the relationship the late Monarch had with her family.
In a Facebook post, the Royal Family said the late queen grew up in a loving family and ended with the same.
It disclosed she drew comfort and strength from the family throughout her lifetime.
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‘Our children, and all my family, have given me such love and unstinting help over the years.’
The Queen’s family provided a foundation from which she drew strength and comfort throughout her life.
Her Majesty grew up in a loving family with her sister Margaret and her parents The Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth). In a letter from The King following Princess Elizabeth’s marriage to Prince Philip in 1947, he offered a glimpse into their closeness as a family:
‘I have watched you grow up all these years with pride under the skillful direction of Mummy, who, as you know is the most marvellous person in the World in my eyes, and I can, I know, always count on you, and now Philip, to help us in our work.’
Following Princess Elizabeth’s marriage to Prince Philip in 1947, The Duke of Edinburgh became a devoted consort (companion to the Sovereign) for over 60 years, from Her Majesty’s Accession in 1952 until his death in 2021.
‘He has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years,’ The Queen said in her speech to mark the couple’s Golden Wedding Anniversary. ‘I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.’
In her later years, The Queen’s children and grandchildren supported her on State occasions, travelling on overseas tours on her behalf and taking on some of her many Patronages.
Following The Duke of Edinburgh’s retirement in 2019, The Prince of Wales accompanied The Queen to events including the State Opening of Parliament and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings.
In 2015, The Duke of Cambridge – who has taken on duties including Investitures and overseas tours on behalf of Her Majesty in recent years – wrote fondly of his grandmother in the preface to “Elizabeth II: The Steadfast”, praising her virtues as both Queen and Grandmother:
‘The Queen’s kindness and sense of humour, her innate sense of calm and perspective, and her love of family and home are all attributes I experience first-hand.’