The Queen, 95, became the oldest member of the Royal Family when her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, died aged 99 in April. Her Majesty has been able to count on a very strong network of support, with one of her cousins emerging as one of her most trusted confidantes. Princess Alexandra of Kent. Speaking to Channel 5’s documentary ‘Princess Alexandra – The Queen’s Confidant,’ royal commentator Daisy McAndrew said: “After Princess Margaret’s death, Alexandra was the closest thing the Queen had to a sister.
“Somebody who knows where the bodies are buried and knows how it all works.”
Royal historian Hugo Vickers suggested Princess Alexandra cemented her position in Her Majesty’s inner circle with her unwillingness to share family secrets.
Mr Vickers said: “She wouldn’t give away any secrets.
“That must be very special for the Queen. The most successful members of the Royal Family are those who do not compete with the Queen but who are supportive of her.
“And she’s so much in that category.”
Despite the 10-year age gap between the Queen and Princess Alexandra, the pair have long been very close.
In addition to being the Queen’s paternal cousin, she is also a maternal cousin once-removed to the late Prince Philip as her mother, Marina of Denmark and Greece, was the daughter of the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle, Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark.
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