Queen Elizabeth's goddaughter Victoria Pryor has nothing but kind words to say about the matriarch.
Pryor — her mother, Margaret Rhodes, was the monarch’s first cousin and close friend — went on to say that even though Prince Philip is no longer around, she is stronger than ever and won't be alone going forward.
“Charles will step in, William, Anne. They all have such high respect for her that she won’t be on her own at all," she said.
Prior to what would have been Philip's 100th birthday, the Queen honored her late husband by planting a rose at Windsor Castle.
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The Queen's youngest son, Prince Edward, also revealed how his mother has been coping in the past few months. “I think [she is] actually doing remarkably well," he said. "Things are beginning to open up more, there are more activities so weirdly that sort of fills any particular void. I think there are going to be other times further on in the year where I think that it will become a bit more poignant and a bit harder. But at the moment, thank you very much indeed for asking, but I think that everybody’s in pretty good shape really.”