It is a great consolation that Queen Elizabeth spent these last days in Balmoral, being extremely cheerful, surrounded by her relatives, at social meetings – said Ewa Ewart, TVN24 journalist and author of documentaries on TVN24. As she added, “the queen was just slowly fading away, but fading away with some incredible dignity, filled with great peace”.
Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at Scottish Balmoral Castle at the age of 96. She sat on the throne for over 70 years – longer than any British monarch in history. At the time of her death, the throne was automatically taken over by her eldest son, Charles, who would be named Charles III.
Ewa Ewart, a TVN24 journalist and author of documentaries, spoke about the last days of the monarch’s life on Friday morning in “Get up and you know” on TVN24.
– With all the sadness that has undoubtedly reigned in the hearts of all the British, and not only that, it is a great consolation that the Queen reportedly spent these last days in Balmoral, being extremely cheerful, surrounded by her loved ones, at social gatherings. Apparently she liked walking a lot – she said.
Ewart added that according to reports from the Islands, “apparently she talked a lot about Prince Philip.” “This is the great love of her life,” she added.
– It is certainly a consolation that these last days have not been spent in some great suffering. The Queen was just slowly fading away, but fading away with some unheard of dignity, filled with great peace. I think that for all those who have to come to terms with this inevitable fact – the queen was 96 years old – it is a great consolation that she passed away in a dignified manner, without suffering – said the journalist.
Ewart said that “the queen will close an unbelievable chapter, not only in the lives of the Islands themselves”.
– It is definitely an epochal event in every respect. It will be very important, especially in this day and age, that the Queen will leave with her word. When she sat on the throne 70 years ago, she vowed to serve the nation and left, absolutely fulfilling her vow to the letter. Until the last moment, as we remember, she fulfilled her duties (…) she was a working monarch all the time – Ewart noted.
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