Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday at the age of 96. The reasons for his death have not been officially released by the royal family. Several geriatricians and specialists give their opinions.
It was at a very good age, 96, that Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday, September 8. She died “peacefully”, according to the press release from the royal family, in the summer residence she loved at Balmoral in Scotland. The cause of his death has not been disclosed by Her Majesty’s doctors. They had only said they were “concerned” by his state of health, a few hours before his death. Hypotheses are nevertheless possible.
Could she have died because of her age? First received idea: you never die because of your age. There is always a cause for this death. “They say we die of old age but in reality, I have never seen anyone die of old age”, explains Dr Christophe Trivalle, geriatrician at Paul-Brousse hospital in the Paris region to the site. Hello doctors. “There is always a factor that leads to death.”
Could she die of grief, a year after the death of her husband, Prince Philip? “It’s a precipitating factor. The departure of the spouse creates a form of loneliness”, explains Dr. Christophe Trivalle. “The psychological plays on the organs. The stress induced by the loss of a loved one has an impact on the heart or the arteries”.
In the latest official snapshot of the Queen, alongside new English Prime Minister Liz Truss earlier this week, one detail struck many: the Queen’s blackened hands. How long had they been in this state? Impossible to say because the sovereign often put on gloves in public.
A blood circulation problem?
According to Australian doctor Deb Cohen-Jones, interviewed by the DailyMail, the queen may have been suffering from peripheral vascular disease, also known as “obliterating arteriopathy of the lower limbs” (PAD). It is a disorder of blood circulation, caused by fatty deposits, which lead to a narrowing of the walls of the arteries. Among the symptoms: fatigue, pain in the legs or discomfort for walking. Elizabeth II was just moving with difficulty with a cane in recent months.
Again, these are assumptions. Only the Queen’s personal doctors know for certain the reasons for her death. Before a final tribute from her people, the queen will join her husband Philip next Monday after his funeral. Soothed and for eternity.