Tabloids continue to churn out unconfirmed stories of a power struggle between Kate Middleton and Camilla, and a new report claims that the "dying" Queen has supposedly expressed a desire to see her grandchild Prince William, and not her son Prince Charles, on the throne now that she is battling yet another illness.
Globe magazine claims that Queen Elizabeth is not only dying, but she is also "battling a shocking new health crisis" in the form of Alzheimer's disease.
Citing the 20 October edition of magazine, Celeb Dirty Laundry reported that the palace is trying to hide the fact that the Queen has Alzheimer's, and that she wanders around the palace confused.
"The 88-year-old Monarch is tragically showing the early stages of mind-robbing Alzheimer's disease as she wanders the Palace garden lost and confused, can't remember Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding, and thinks Charles is her husband, Phillip," the report said, quoting insiders.
However, the Queen has no problem in recollecting events from her childhood, or even three decades back, the magazine claims.
The magazine goes on to add that the royal staff is on high guard, as they fear that Camilla will trick the Queen into putting Prince Charles on the throne, instead of Prince William, and cheat the royal family of $350 million in a divorce, if the succession does not go her way.
However, the Queen appeared to be in good health when she recently awarded the insignia for the Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George to Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie for her humanitarian work.
Reports of a discord between Middleton and Camilla have been doing the rounds for a while now, and early this month, another report surfaced claiming that Middleton has cut off ties with her mother in law.
"After Years Of Camilla's Cruel Insults…Kate's Revenge! Royal mom bans Camilla as she battles problem pregnancy. 'You're not part of our family anymore,' Kate tells Palace rival," the 6 October cover of Globe claimed, according to Celeb Dirty Laundry.
At this point, all these claims are just rumours, as no official statement has been forthcoming about the Queen's alleged illness.