Queen Elizabeth II sent HER a letter after Prince Philip’s death: ‘You’ve known him longer than I have’
It came as a shock to all Royals fans when the news of Prince Philip’s death was announced on April 9, 2021. But it was particularly hard Queen Elizabeth II.
After 73 years of marriage together had to Queen Elizabeth II say goodbye to her husband and closest confidant. Her former lady-in-waiting, Lady Pamela Hicks, also sent a personal letter to the monarch and expressed her condolences. In an interview, the 92-year-old now reveals the emotional lines with which the head of England answered her.
Queen Elizabeth II: Maid of Honor Lady Pamela Hicks became the Queen’s close confidante
It is a long-standing relationship that binds the two women together. As Prince Philip’s cousin, Lady Pamela Hicks accompanied Queen Elizabeth II on many important milestones in her life.
Whether at her wedding in London’s Westminster Abbey in November 1947 or at her first appearance as queen – lady-in-waiting Pamela Hicks was always at the side of Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II shows her emotions with a private letter
In the joint “People” interview with daughter India Hicks, she talks about the emotional letter that Queen Elizabeth II sent her after the death of her husband.
“As you [Elizabeth] after Prince Philip’s death, she texted you back, ‘Definitely, you’ve known him longer than I did,'” India tells her mother.
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Apparently, the two women’s appreciation for each other hasn’t changed over the years. But on the contrary. When asked about Queen Elizabeth II’s legacy, Lady Pamely Hicks replies that she will be remembered for her sense of duty, steadfastness and interest in people.
The former lady-in-waiting is certain that Kate and William also have these qualities. (sj)