Queen ‘alone’ and ‘isolated’ on coronation anniversary after Philip’s death

The Queen is likely to feel “alone” and “isolated” on the coronation of her anniversary, a royal expert has claimed.

Back in April, the Duke of Edinburgh – Her Majesty’s “strength and stay” – passed away aged 99.

The Queen has also bid farewell to a series of trusted advisers over the years.

The same day as Philip died, she lost another close friend, Sir Michael Oswald – who had overseen the breeding and care of the Royal Family’s race horses.

On Wednesday, June 2, the Queen will mark the 58th anniversary of her coronation.

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams believes it will be an emotional day for the monarch.

Asked if the Queen may feel alone and isolated, he responded: “Of course. The Queen is a deeply religious person and the coronation was fairly special to her.

“I think it will be an important anniversary, she will remember how Prince Philip on certain occasions, the way he paid homage as her liege man of life and limb.

“She will be thinking back over all the years that she has reigned.”

However, the Queen will be able to rely on emotional support from other family members.

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Mr Fitzwilliams continued: “[She] has an amazing, deep commitment to her duties and we’ve seen this.

“That has been so much part of parcel of everything she has done in recent, very difficult weeks for her and … her family will be tremendously supportive.

“The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Cambridges, the Wessesxes and so on.”

He added: “She will be sustained also by the knowledge of how much loves she has been over all these years and the amazing service she has given to the nation.”

Last month, a royal biographer claimed that all three of the Queen’s closest life-long confidants have died, leaving the monarch with no one to confide in.

Matthew Dennison – who has written about royals past and present in books and articles – claims says The Queen was closest to her mother, the lateQueen Elizabeth The Queen Mother,her sister, the late Princess Margaret and husband Philip.

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The biographer claims the trio of royals were closer to Her Majesty than "any of her children or friends" – but that her role as monarch prepared her for each of their losses.

The Queen Mother passed away in 2002, aged 101, Princess Margaret also passed away in 2002 aged 71, while Prince Philip was just weeks away from his 100th birthday when he died in April.

Mr Dennison wrote in his new book, simply titled the Queen: "In her long role as Monarch, the Queen has probably trusted fully just three people: her mother, her sister and her husband, a trio to whom she was closer than any of her children or friends."

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