It is not being a good year for Queen Isabel. After the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, last April, the monarch has known this weekend the news of the death of the Duchess Ann Fortune Fitzroy, one of its company ladies and also one of its oldest confidants . The lady of the tunics, which in principle should take charge of taking care of the jewelry and garments of the queen to make sure that they were always ready to be used, had passed during the last years to manage the work and calendar of his companions after becoming In one of the most veteran figures of Buckingham Palace.
His role, however, went beyond the work. In the Ecosystem of the Royal, the Duchess of Grafton was one of the most confident people of Queen Isabel, which is why he worked for her for 68 years and for which he became named Lady of the Great Cross of the Real Victorian order. Of her, the press highlights her fidelity and her refusal to filter anything about the life of the monarch, while her companions stood out before her death the good treatment of her and the proximity of her. During all these years, in addition, his role was not limited only to the borders of England, but also accompanied Queen Isabel on official trips such as those of Nigeria (1965), France (1972), Morocco (1980) and Russia ( 1994).
One of Buckingham's palace buters described it this year during the celebrations of his 101 birthday as an "elegant" woman with "some manners and a way of speaking very similar to those of his Majesty." Married to the Duke of Grafton in 1943 and mother of five children since then, Ann Fortune Fitzroy has had a private funeral, and for the moment the identity of the person who will replace it in his position is unknown, though, by standards of protocol, It must be another with a title not lower than the duchy.
The death of one of its nearest confidants is one more blow for the Insign State of Queen Isabel, who is not only having to deal with the health problems of his age but also with the loss of friends and family during the last years. The evolution of the Epstein case against Prince Andrés, the fracture of the 'Megxit' and the disunion that reigns within the royal family make your figure, increasingly isolated by the loss of trusted allies, is of vital importance for stability of the institution.Date Of Update: 10 December 2021, 00:27