The ‘Queen Mother Principle’


The Queen Mother, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, 4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002, lived to the age of 101.

There’s no doubt she was tough and inherited strong genes, but also that she always had the best doctors and specialists at any time of the day or night.

I developed my ‘Queen Mother Principle’ somewhere in my 40’s. The idea is to get advance warning of potential medical problems by having a good doctor and asking for scans and tests.

There are many tests that can be done. Doctors don’t request them all for the general public because they would clog up the system, but you can bet your life that being royalty, the Queen Mother had regular tests for everything and potential problems were recognized at the earliest opportunity and dealt with.

A good doctor is essential. He thinks ahead, foresees that one problem may lead to another and works to prevent it. When told of a problem he knows ALL the tests that should be done and he knows what to do when he sees the results.

Some people don’t want to know there is anything wrong with them. I want to know immediately and take steps to prevent or minimize the damage – that’s my ‘The Queen Mother’ Principle.


Tags: , , ,

2 Responses to “The ‘Queen Mother Principle’”

  1. Steve Mack says:

    Ah, I see.
    Then I’m following her principal too!
    (I never used to, but as I age (gracefully) it’s even more relevant.)

  2. Gary says:

    This is a sound principle. Mind you it is a no brainer. Anyone who has a doctor at their beck and call, doesn’t have to leave home to get one instantly, doesn’t have to pay for it, doesn’t have to go on a waiting list is going to live longer than a common person who has to make an appointment, pay the bill etc is going to live longer than someone who has to do all those things. My god….this means I am a commoner!

Leave a Reply

Subscribe without commenting