Queen Elizabeth II publicly confirmed that 2019 was a "bumpy" year for her and the rest of the Royal Family. Aside from all of the controversies that surrounded Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, some allegations also emerged involving Prince William and Prince Andrew.
Based on general reception, many were convinced that the Queen likely considered the year as her second "annus horribilis" or "horrible year" because of these things. However, the head of The Firm did not specifically call the year as another horrible ride, just like what she had in 1992.
Despite not calling the previous year as her second annus horribilis, recent shocking events caused many individuals, both royal experts and fans, to conclude that 2020 might be the sure second annus horribilis of Queen Elizabeth II and the British Monarchy. As stated, the first two months of the current have been already challenging, not only for the Queen but, for the rest of the Royal Family as well.
According to Express UK, royal experts and commentators recently discussed how the Queen might see 2020 as another "horrible year" for her. In an episode of the ROYALS podcast, Angela Mollard noted that the challenges that the Crown has faced these past few weeks have been already daunting for everyone. She also claimed that things will be further difficult for the Royal Family in the next few months.
The royal expert then shared that, at the start of the year, Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the family have been deeply concerned over Prince Philip's health. This was then immediately followed by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's "shocking" announcement that they will now step down as senior royals and live a life outside the British Monarchy.
Amid the controversial Megxit, there are also the controversies that followed Prince Andrew despite his "early retirement" from The Firm.
Aside from these things, Angela Mollard continued to include the concerns over Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's upcoming wedding. While it is supposed to be a happy engagement for the members of the Royal Family, it was said that Queen Elizabeth II is likely to consider this event as another problem due to Prince Andrew's affiliations.
The royal commentators from the said podcast episode only considered these recent events. But, a few weeks later, USA Today reported that the Queen has, yet again, faced "another blow" as two royal marriages confirmed their respective divorces.
As shared by other publications, Queen Elizabeth II's nephew, David Armstrong-Jones, the Earl of Snowdon, and his wife, Serena, the Countess of Snowdon announced that they decided to have a divorce. The same thing also happened to the Queen's grandson, Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn, as they reportedly confirmed their imminent separation.