Even in feudal times, rumours the King or Queen of the day had been taken ill spread through the shires and beyond like wildfire.
After returning from her summer break at Balmoral, the Queen has clearly struggled with the demands of the job to the point where she was even kept under observation in hospital overnight.
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MORE HEARTBREAK FOR THE QUEEN
Whatever the outcome of Prince Andrew’s ugly legal battle in America, his life as a working member of the Royal Family, in my opinion, is over.
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A STEP TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT?
Plans for this year’s Earthshot environmental prize are likely to result in a showdown between the Sussex and Cambridge clans, sources close to the charity have revealed.
Time to DECLUTTER
Get your home perfectly streamlined for the season ahead
A weekend escape to PORTO
Expect top tipples and great food in Portugal’s northern wine region
New Year, NEW RUTH!
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Max your MOTIVATION!
There’s much more to Slimming World groups than just losing weight
Harry & Meghan's Documentary Drama
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s emotional interview in Harry & Meghan: an African journey has the rest of the royal family seeing red
Puds, parties and pageants: Queen's platinum jubilee events revealed by palace
Buckingham Palace has revealed the celebrations planned for 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
Social media: when opinions run riot
A rider who had been doing all possible for her ponies felt like she had been “kicked in the teeth” by online comments
Charles: My sympathy for the eco disruptors
LAST CHANCE ON CLIMATE. ‘I UNDERSTAND GRETA’
My life is pretty miraculous!
TV icon Gretel Killeen’s world is exploding in colourful joy after discovering a hidden talent for painting to beat the lockdown blues
Service resumes at Windsor
THE Queen has been photographed on her way to a Sunday church service in Windsor for the first time in more than 18 months.
Queen back at Windsor helm
AFTER a 10-week break at Balmoral, it was back to work yesterday for the Queen at Windsor Castle.
Camilla's calling STEPPING UP FOR WOMEN
The duchess is a shining example of carrying on in a crisis as she puts those in need first
Diamond dogs are on point
Richard Negus is a spellbound spectator as the Pointer Club marks its birthday in style
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Fears mount for Her Majesty as she prepares for the backlash over Prince Andrew’s links with a paedophile