The late Queen wrote about the difficulties of grieving in public in a poignant letter written to the former Archbishop of York after the death of her husband, Prince Philip.
Crossbench peer Lord Sentamu said that the Queen spoke in her letter of her deep love for her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on 9 April 2021.
“The Queen wrote me a most wonderful letter four weeks after the burial of Prince Philip, thanking me for the flowers, the prayers and then ended by saying ‘when you are grieving someone you deeply love, it isn’t easy when you have to do it in public’,” he said.
Lord Sentamu was speaking to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg ahead of the Queen’s state funeral on Monday.
He said his thoughts would be with King Charles III and the royal family who, like the Queen after the death…