In her first public appearance since Prince Philip's death, the Queen has left some fans extremely worried...
Now, it's been an undeniably difficult month for the royal family.
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, passed away on April 9th at the age of ninety-nine.
In the hours after his death was announced, the future King of England, Prince Charles, spoke of his loss.
"My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him, and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that."
"As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously."
"He was a much loved and appreciated figure and apart from anything else, I can imagine, he would be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and the Commonwealth, who also I think, share our loss and our sorrow."
Following in his father's footsteps, Prince William penned a touching letter to his late grandfather.
Sharing it on Instagram alongside a picture of Prince Philip and great-grandson, Prince George, William wrote:
"My grandfather's century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family."
"I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days. I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her."
"I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!"
"My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead," he continued.
"I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job."
And then, from his Santa Barbara home, Prince Harry quickly followed suit, issuing a personal statement on the Archewell Foundation website.
In the statement, titled "In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh," Harry wrote:
"My grandfather was a man of service, honor, and great humor. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm — and also because you never knew what he might say next."
"He will be remembered as the longest-reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right 'til the end."
"He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, 'Oh do get on with it!'"
"So, on that note, Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Granny, and for always being yourself. You will be sorely missed, but always remembered—by the nation and the world. Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts."
"'Per Mare, Per Terram'."
Tributes from people all over the world quickly flooded in, too.
Still in shock and very sad to hear this news. We hoped HRH was getting better and looked forward to celebrating his 100th birthday. Sadly it was not to be. #RIPPrincePhilip— Book Lamp Corner (@booklampcorner) April 11, 2021
The Duke's funeral took place at St. George's Chapel on April 17th.
In a beautifully personal touch, his coffin was escorted into the chapel in a Land Rover purpose-built by Philip himself.
And recently, on, May 3rd, his official death notice was revealed...
Stating simply that he had died from "old age."
Certified by Sir Huw Thomas, head of the royal medical household, "old age" is accepted if the patient is over eighty and if the doctor has personally cared for the patient for a long period, observing a gradual decline.
It suggests there was no other identifiable disease or injury that contributed to the death...
Including the heart condition that forced him to undergo a surgical procedure just weeks before he died, according to The Daily Telegraph, who originally obtained the certificate.
And as the world slowly begins to move on from the tragedy...
They have turned their attention to his bereaved wife, the Queen, who fans are worried about after seeing her first major appearance since Philip's death.
This morning, she gave a speech in which she addressed the UK government's outline for the year ahead.
In a 10-minute speech in the House of Lords, she highlighted thirty laws that ministers intend to pass in the coming year including older legislations that were set to pass before the impact of the pandemic.
She discussed major topics such as security, housing, and education.
The speech also addressed conversion therapy and racial injustice as 2 other elements that are to be tackled immediately.
The speech left out some other important points such as workers' rights and also failed to address the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Of course, people weren't too pleased with that, but they gave her the benefit of the doubt due to the difficulties surrounding the loss of her husband.
And even though the speech was quite short, fans across social media platforms couldn't help but notice some important things about her...
The Queen has lost a lot of weight 😮— Duchess of Nonsense (@NonsenseDuchess) May 11, 2021
You'll get what these comments are referring to when you see the pictures, as well as the video of her speaking.
The Queen looks weary, bless her.— Jan Harvey (@TheJanHarvey) May 11, 2021
Losing a long term partner does that to you.— Richard Avery (@Rascaluna) May 11, 2021
Sometimes you wonder whether any of it is worth it.
The Queen looks quite lonely and vulnerable but she did extremely well as always #QueensSpeech— Marjorie (@marjieN) May 11, 2021
The queen has lost weight...— prettyinpink (@VerstraetB) May 11, 2021
State Opening of Parliament - somehow to me the Queen looks so fragile today, walking with small steps, holding Prince Charles' hand. A deep sigh too before talking.— NettyRoyal (@nettyroyal) May 11, 2021
She looked thinner and her voice a bit weaker. But this last few months couldn’t have been easy— hanna (@Bridget12912050) May 11, 2021
Queen looks like she's lost weight.— Andrew Keogh (@AndrewKeogh82) May 11, 2021
HMTQ looks like she has lost weight and her knee was having a bad day☹️— bev (@nanasbandm) May 11, 2021
Lovely outfit and wearing the pearls her daddy bought her 🙂
God Bless you your Majesty ♥️
God Save the Queen 🥀
The Queen looks so much more vulnerable since Prince Philip died, I want to take her home and look after her! 🥺— Nana! (@SheilaTnowC) May 11, 2021
The thing is: I also think Charles is very frail now, at least on the last videos I saw, even the last one released yesterday.— Tesouras&Tiaras (@TesourasTiaras) May 11, 2021
She looks thinner.— Jenny Randall (@JennyRa51961040) May 11, 2021
My heart goes out to her.
Love her, hope shes ok . She looks like she has lost alot of weight 😪— me (@me04444955) May 11, 2021
I thought she actually looked and sounded quite frail. I think Philips passing has knocked the stuffing out of her a little 😢— 🖤💜 Nicole 💜🖤 (@NicoleOfTime) May 11, 2021
Quite a lot too. Poor woman. 😘— What_She_said (@WhatSheSaidHere) May 11, 2021
Throughout the speech, it was obvious the Queen was not in prime health as she kept sniffling while she spoke.
And not to mention, fans seem to think she's definitely looking a lot frailer along with Charles.
But everyone in attendance continued to listen attentively as she delivered her speech.
It really has been a tough time for the ninety-five-year-old and her family.
Watch the full speech here via The Telegraph:
We're sending our thoughts and prayers to her during this difficult time.
For more news, keep scrolling...