Queen Elizabeth II spent her final years secretly suffering through painful cancer, according to a new biography of the late British monarch.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Queen died in September after more than 70 years on the throne. He was aged 96.
According to the upcoming biography tilted “Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait,” which was written by author and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, the late Queen worked through the agony of bone marrow cancer.
In the months leading up to her death, there was widespread speculation that the Queen was dealing with an illness. However, her death certificate officially listed her cause of death as “old age.”
“I had heard that the Queen had a form of myeloma — bone marrow cancer — 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,” Brandreth wrote in the book, which is being serialized by The Daily Mail.
“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,” the former MP wrote.
“Currently, there is no known cure, but treatment — including medicines to help regulate the immune system and drugs that help prevent the weakening of the bones — can reduce the severity of its symptoms and extend the patient’s survival by months or two to three years.”