'Frail' Queen’s personal heartache 'won’t disappear overnight' warns royal expert

Queen Elizabeth II arrives to greet the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani to her Windsor residence on October 26, 2010 in Windsor, England.
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The Queen is facing more hardship having tested positive for Covid-19, with a royal expert predicting her ‘problems’ are far from over.

The Queen has been forced to cancel several engagements this month after testing positive for Covid-19, and suffering from ‘mild symptoms'.

Despite reportedly handling her latest health woe with confidence and a ‘no-fuss’ approach, former BBC royal correspondent, Peter Hunt, warns her troubles are not over.

Her Majesty has already faced what many have described as the ‘worst year ever’ following the death of her husband, Prince Philip. Sadly, however, 2022 is proving to be just as difficult with the Queen experiencing even more heartache. From the release of Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir later this year to Prince Andrew’s civil sexual assault lawsuit.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves Sandringham House, the Queen's Norfolk residence, after a reception with representatives from local community groups to celebrate the start of the Platinum Jubilee on February 5, 2022

Not to mention the string of emotional milestones the Queen has met so far this year. Now Hunt claims she’s not out of the woods yet.

He explained, “So far, it’s been a year of considerable challenge rather than celebration. The Queen is noticeably frailer. 

"Prince Charles is likely to be interviewed as part of a criminal investigation into an alleged cash for honors scandal and Prince Andrew is paying millions of pounds to a woman he says he has no recollection of ever meeting," he told PA.

Hunt then added, “These are problems for the monarchy that won't just disappear overnight.”

Members of the Firm however have been stepping up to support the Queen during her health struggles. Both Prince William and Kate Middleton have been taking a more leading royal in the family, with Kate even taking on a solo royal trip to Denmark.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.