KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25:  Queen Elizabeth II attends Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on December 25, 2017 in King's Lynn, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth Suffers A Heartbreaking Loss
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Queen Elizabeth has held her place on the British throne for 70 years, but as one can imagine, seven decades have come with many losses, including the death of the queen's husband Prince Philip in April 2021. At age 96, the queen has only a handful of friends from her past who are still alive and well, and she unfortunately has lost one of her best friends.
The queen's childhood friend Lady Myra Butter, who was beside the young queen in swimming lessons as a child and throughout her decades of rule, passed away on July 29, 2022, leaving the queen to mourn once again. Lady Butter was in the 1st Buckingham Palace Company of Girl Guides with the young Elizabeth in 1937.
In an article for the Daily Telegraph, the late Lady Myra was quoted as saying Queen Elizabeth has a "very good sense of humor." The duo seemed to have shared a very strong bond over the years; in fact, the queen, her sister Princess Margret, and her husband Prince Philip all attended Lady Myra's wedding in 1946.