Could a broken heart have been the cause of the Queen’s death? A physician speculates that Queen Elizabeth II’s death at the age of 96 may have been foreshadowed by the loss of Prince Philip 18 months earlier, as the royal family suffered without his “strength and stay.”
After a long and happy marriage of 73 years, the Duke of Edinburgh passed away on April 9, 2021, just two months shy of his 100th birthday. A poignant depiction of the devastation caused by the Covid epidemic is a painting of Her Majesty mourning her spouse alone in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021. It’s a stark reminder of the emptiness she’s been living in ever since her loving spouse passed away.
An Australian general practitioner, Dr. Deb Cohen-Jones, discussed the effects of bereavement on a partner’s health and whether or not it is physically feasible to die from a broken heart in an interview with FEMAIL.
This is not an area where hard scientific evidence exists. However, there is a definite phenomenon, she remarked on Friday.
In some respects, it has less to do with physical health than with a loss of will.
Her body would have had to deal with the stress of losing Prince Philip, which would have led her cortisol levels to rise to an all-time high.
Work-related stress is often dismissed as a minor issue, but it actually has substantial and even potentially fatal effects on the human body.
The ABC reported comments by heart surgeon Dr. Nikki Stamp, who said that the stress of a spouse’s death might set off a “chain reaction” that can lead to death.
According to her, “what we know is that for some people the stress of losing a loved one, or any sort of traumatic event in your life, does precipitate a whole lot of reactions in the physical body as well as in your mind that can cause disease and sometimes cause someone to die.”
“It’s undeniably something that we’ve been learning more and more about recently.”
Paul Burrell, a footman for the Queen for 11 years, reflected on the special bond he and the late monarch shared following her passing.
In public, the Queen wore the pants, but in private, he wore them. She gave him full authority over the palaces and the royal company, making him its chief executive officer, as Mr. Burrell put it.
She missed him terribly and knew that one day she would be back with him at Windsor’s St. George’s church.
When she crosses over, she’ll be reunited with her family. People on the other side outnumber us here by a large margin.
Even if it can’t be proven that Queen Elizabeth II’s health declined after the death of her husband, it’s safe to say she was deeply saddened.
The 96-year-old monarch, who has been plagued by mobility issues for quite some time, has been forced to miss major events, including several of the celebrations marking her Platinum Jubilee.
The king or queen was hospitalized for one night in the fall of 2017 for unknown health reasons.