Is This The Health Advice Prince Philip Would Give The Queen If He Were Still Alive?

Queen Elizabeth is currently battling some health issues. The monarch, 95 years old, is now "reluctantly" accepting her doctor's advice to "rest" and take it easy, per CBS News. This means that Elizabeth has canceled her upcoming trip to Northern Ireland. No major details surrounding the decision to cancel the trip have been released by Buckingham Palace. However, a statement from the palace reveals that Elizabeth is in "good spirits" following the announcement. "The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland, and looks forward to visiting in the future,” the palace said.

NBC News reports that Elizabeth headed to King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Wednesday for "preliminary investigations" about her health. However, she was said to be back home at Windsor Castle by Thursday afternoon. Reuters notes that the queen was thought to immediately return to work following her brief hospitalization. However, sources reveal that while she is tackling some light duties, Elizabeth is taking it easy and resting, per the doctor's orders.

Elizabeth's health scare comes just months after her longtime husband, Prince Philip, passed away last April at the age of 99. Now, one royal expert is revealing exactly what Philip would think if he were alive to advise the queen regarding her health.

Perhaps Prince Philip would have helped Elizabeth see the situation clearly

Although there is a concern for Queen Elizabeth's health, it seems that her advanced age is having an impact on her ability to take on a heavy workload. This week, after it was revealed Elizabeth had spent the night at the hospital, royal expert Angela Levin shared her thoughts on the situation, per The Daily Mail. Levin speculated that the queen's late husband, Prince Philip, would have been able to give her some sound advice regarding her health. Levin claims that Philip would have been able to take a "bit of control" over Elizabeth and help her see what needed to be done by telling her, "Look, stop it, don't go to so many engagements and relax a bit."

Levin also admitted that the queen appears to be facing a "fight between her head and her body," as Elizabeth strives to continue to lead while also dealing with her age and health concerns. In addition, Elizabeth also holds a sacred religious belief surrounding her time as queen; during her 1953 coronation, she vowed to continue her role as the monarch until the day she died.

Sadly, Philip isn't here to talk things through with his wife, and Elizabeth will have to figure out her next steps on her own and with the counsel of her beloved family members and trusted advisors.