A new biography, Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait, claims that the Queen was suffering from cancer in the last few months of her life. Gyles Brandreth, a friend of Prince Philip, has revealed this in the upcoming book.
Despite the late Queen’s official cause of death listed as “old age”, Brandreth said Her Majesty died of a rare form of bone marrow cancer.
“I heard that the Queen had a form of myeloma â€“ bone marrow cancer â€“ which would explain her tiredness and weight loss and those “mobility issues” we were often told about during the last year or so of her life,” he said. “The most common symptom of myeloma is bone pain, especially in the pelvis and lower back, and multiple myeloma is a disease that often affects the elderly.”
Brandreth says there is no known cure but treatment, including medicines to help regulate the immune system and drugs that help prevent the weakening …