‘Deeply upset’ Queen to break royal rule to attend beloved housekeeper’s funeral
A long-serving housekeeper deemed to be one of the Queen’s most loyal aides has passed.
The monarch is said to have been left “deeply upset” by the death of Annette Wilkin, who died suddenly after a short illness aged 72.
Ms Wilkin had served Windsor Castle for 45 years and was so loved by the Queen that she was given one of her famous royal corgis.
It is expected the Queen will break the royal rule keeping her from attending funeral services in order to honour her maid.
The Queen, by long-standing royal tradition, rarely attends funerals – often only those of close personal friends and family members – with personal representatives sent to pay respects in many other instances.
Source: The Mirror