A US tabloid has made a shock claim that the Queen is dying of cancer.
According to the National Enquirer, the 92-year-old is "suffering from Leukemia, leaving her loyal staffers fearing that she may not make it through the year!"
The unconfirmed report also claims that "frantic palace doctors rushed Her Majesty to London’s prestigious King Edward VII’s Hospital, where blood tests confirmed she had the dreaded disease."
“The Leukemia diagnosis was immediately hushed up, and the severity of her condition is not known. But given her age, no one believes there is much time left for her," an insider told the publication.
If the reports hold any truth the Leukemia diagnosis is considered fatal.
“Leukemia kills because it leaves you defenceless against germs and cancer cells,” Dr. Mirkin explained in the report.
“It also causes your body to produce fewer red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the heart and brain — leaving you anaemic. This can also cause clotting and heart failure!”
Sources also allege that 'top secret plans are being made for transferral of power' should the Queen abruptly pass away.