Queen found comfort after Prince Philip's death by watching Line of Duty

Perhaps you never considered Queen Elizabeth II to be a Line of Duty fan, but it turns out, the show got the late monarch through some tough times.

The Queen – who died on September 8, aged 96 – was married to husband Prince Philip from 1947 until his death in on April 9, 2021.

Images of the Queen grieving alone during her husband’s funeral amid the Covid-19 pandemic broke hearts across the nation, as she said a final goodbye to her other half.

As well as her family, of course, there was one other thing that was there for her following her loss, and that’s the squad at AC-12.

A new royal biography sheds light on the Queen’s stoicism in the months leading up to her death.

Written by author and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait illustrates the life of the longest-serving sovereign behind the closed doors of her palace.

In quotes obtained by Mail Online, the book discusses Her Majesty’s love for Line of Duty, with such TV dramas helping to ‘keep her spirits up’ after the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.

But, it’s thought that she sometimes struggled to keep up with the plot, which saw stars including Vicky McClure, Martin Compston, and Adrian Dunbar attempt to fight corruption,

The Queen also disliked the constant ‘mumbling’ on it and other programmes.

Ahead of Prince Philip’s death, it’s thought that the married couple found ‘a new comfort’ in one another’s company during lockdown, spending much more time together.

Once restrictions lifted, they began travelling to Scotland and Sandringham, as well as at Windsor.

The biography also details the Queen’s ‘determination’ to be with her husband when he died, and she ‘barely left his side’ in the last few weeks of his life.

However, when the Duke did die, it’s thought that his death was so quick that staff were unable to wake the Queen in time.

A period of ‘intense personal grief’ followed, but she sought huge comfort in her loved ones and they too in her, as she saw it as her ‘Christian duty’ to carry on.

‘Life goes on. It has too,’ she said.

Got a story?

If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.

Source: Read Full Article