She continued: “So, I think anybody who has been through that could read this piece and will feel tremendous heart and sympathy for the Queen.
“She will be surrounded by people who want the very best for her always, and she’ll be able to take her corgis out for a brisk walk, which is what she does apparently whenever she needs to get over any trauma.”
Trying to choke back the tears, Anne added: “But she won’t have him by her side. And that just becomes more and more sad the more you think about it.”
It comes after the Queen’s son Prince Andrew spoke out for the first time following a memorial for the Duke on Sunday.