Queen Elizabeth’s ‘Solid and Simple’ Faith Is the Secret to Her Steadiness It ‘Sustains’ Her

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Queen Elizabeth’s ‘solid and simple’ faith ‘sustains’ her, sources tell PEOPLE, as she is called upon to lead through the coronavirus pandemic

But she sees everything through the wisdom of 68 years on the throne. “She feels the poignancy, but that does not turn into depression or defeat,” says historian and biographer Robert Lacey, author of books
Majesty
and
Monarch
. “She sees it in the bigger context of her religious faith and of a God who holds her and her family in his hands. It is the solid and simple faith that sustains the Queen.”
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Queen Elizabeth (with a horse groom) on a ride at Windsor Castle in 2016.
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Life in the country is also a great support for her, a close observer adds: “She loves to be out walking her dogs and is still riding.”
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