The Queen Reportedly Spoke About Her Legacy Mere Days Before Her Death

The Reverend Dr. Iain Greenshields had the privilege of staying for a weekend at the queen’s beloved estate in Balmoral, Scotland, just days before her death. He gave an interview to ABC News about the experience, saying that although «you could see the fragility» in her, she was «a very different kind of person» when she began talking. He praised her «exceptional» memory and wit; at one point, the queen joked that she was «sending him to the Tower.»

The Rev. Greenshields went on to say that Queen Elizabeth was a woman of faith whose Christianity was «fundamental» to her life. He brought her a gift of a cross made by the inmates of a local prison. «She said right at the beginning of her time when she was becoming queen that she was going to ask God for wisdom,» he told the outlet. «And that’s something which persisted throughout her life.» The two talked about religious matters during their weekend together. «When I spoke to her about her faith, she said she had no regrets at having started that journey of faith. She had no regrets at all.» He added that the queen had a servant’s heart and used her power «in a way that was beneficial to others.»

Quoting Rev. Justin Welby, the officiant who presided over the queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey, Rev. Greenshields said, «She followed a Master, even though she was a queen.»

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