Queen Elizabeth Rumors: Camilla Parker-Bowles Behind Alzheimer’s Rumors?

October 14, 2014 Last Updated: October 18, 2014

A new tabloid report says that Queen Elizabeth has Alzheimer’s disease, but it may be a rumor started by her rival Camilla Parker-Bowles.

Parker-Bowles, the wife of Prince Charles, has reportedly been angling for a spot on the throne for years and has been plotting against Elizabeth.

And Elizabeth has in turn reportedly aligned with Kate Middleton against Parker-Bowles, with a tabloid claiming that Elizabeth is ready to bribe Camilla in order to remove her from the family. 

“The 88 year old ailing Monarch drew up a plan pledging $50 million of her personal cash and a $10 million estate as a divorce settlement for 65 year old Charles’ scheming second wife,” Globe magazine reported in late September. The magazine also alleged that Elizabeth has aides shopping for a private island that she can exile Camilla to after the divorce goes through.

The latest issue of Globe claims that the Queen, who is 88 years old, has been suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

“The palace is desperately trying to hide the new health crisis Queen Elizabeth is facing–the 88-year-old monarch is reportedly showing the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease,” the magazine reported in the cover story of its October 20 edition.

Elizabeth has been found wandering “lost and confused” in the palace garden, the tabloid claims. She also can’t remember the wedding of Kate and William, and she has mistaken her son Prince Charles for her husband Prince Philip, it says. And Camilla is trying to trick the Queen into making Prince Charles her successor instead of Prince William.

Her Majesty the Queen holds an audience with Dame Marguerite Pindling upon her appointment as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas when her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of a Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Her Majesty the Queen holds an audience with Dame Marguerite Pindling upon her appointment as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas when her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of a Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

But members of the public are slamming the rumors on multiple stories based on the Globe report.

“Queen Elisabeth has not an Alzheimer disease. It’s only an abomination rumor from Camilla Parker-Bowles,” said one.

“In this way she is trying to do a basis to break the will of the Queen, who want not to see her on the throne of England.”

“All this is total rubbish. The Queen is alive and well and Camilla gets on fine with the Royal Family. When will you Americans get your facts straight!! Loyal Brit,” added another.

“Camilla The Gorilla doesn’t have that kind of influence over the Queen or access to her money…” said yet another.

“You have to take anything that’s printed in the Globe with grain of salt until it’s proven otherwise,” concluded another.

Meanwhile, the Queen and Kate Middleton recently sent letters to three schoolchildren.

Maia Reid, 8, and her twin brothers Alex and Finlay, 6, wrote to the Queen and her great-grandson Prince George and received a response from George’s parents and the Queen.

“When I was at home Alex got a letter first and then Finlay got one. I was waiting for my letter and I thought it wouldn’t come,” Maia told local Portsmouth newspaper, The News. “And then one day I came home from school and there was a letter so I opened it and it was from the Queen. I was very happy because I waited for ages for it to come. I feel very special.”

Alex and Finlay’s letters included a photograph of Kate, William, and George as well as a thank you note.

Maia’s letter, which was written by one of the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting, read: “The Queen wishes me to write and thank you for your postcard.

“Her Majesty was pleased to learn that you had a wonderful time on your holiday in Italy. The Queen much appreciated your kind thought in writing as you did, and I am to thank you once again.”

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