Why We May Never Know Queen Elizabeth's Cause Of Death
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By SOPHIE MCEVOY
At 11 AM on September 8, Buckingham Palace stated that doctors were "concerned" for Queen Elizabeth II's health, and that she'd been advised to "remain under medical supervision" at Balmoral Castle. At 6:30 PM, the palace stated that the queen had "died peacefully" at Balmoral, but the public may never learn her cause of death.
Bustle notes that Buckingham Palace has always been "famously private" about the queen's health, and when her husband Prince Phillip passed, his cause of death was not publicly released. His death certificate stated that he died from "old age," and without much hope for confirmation, we can only speculate about the cause of Elizabeth's passing.
Before her death, the queen dealt with mobility issues that prevented her from performing various royal duties, and some medical experts suggest that she had "geriatric syndrome," a mix of symptoms that occur in old age. Also, Dr. Deb Cohen-Jones told the Daily Mail that bruises on the queen's hands could have been a sign of peripheral vascular disease.
Cohen-Jones says this blood circulation disorder can "result in heart failure [and] can be a sign of multi-organ failure." For more extreme theories, Dr. Ginni Mansberg suggests that grief from losing Prince Phillip put strain on Elizabeth, leading to a stroke or heart attack, while royal biographer Lady Colin Campbell alleges that the queen had bone cancer.