A source who claims to be a close friend of Queen Elizabeth said that the monarch opposed the legislation regarding the legalization of same-sex marriages in England. According to the insider, the Queen, who is also the Church of England's Supreme Governor, reportedly felt frustrated that she could only advise on the matter instead of intervening in the bill's passing.
The revelations made by Queen Elizabeth's alleged friend were first reported by the U.K.-based news site Daily Mail. The site noted that she strongly opposed the matter because of her Christian background.
Although she was in favor of same-sex civil partnerships, she holds a different opinion on marriage because of the sacredness of the ceremony.
"It was the marriage thing that she thought was wrong, because marriage ought to be sacrosanct between a man and woman," the Queen's friend said.
The monarch's views on same-sex relationships were revealed in 2014 when officials of England were debating the legalization of gay weddings. The issue caused a rift between the ruling Conservative Party but Prime Minister David Cameron remained in favor of the subject, BBC reported.
Then, in March of that year, England held its first civil weddings for gay couples. According to the insider, during that time, Queen Elizabeth felt frustrated that she couldn't do anything about the legislation.
"I said to her, couldn't she do something about it, and she replied: 'I can't. I can only advise and warn,'" the source revealed.
Due to the controversial content of the article from the Daily Mail, several media agencies published their post to shed a bit of light on the matter. One of those is the Daily Beast.
As noted by the site, the piece by the Daily Mail depicts an inaccurate image of the Queen as it goes against her open-mindedness. For instance, back in 2013, she publicly displayed her support for gay rights through the Commonwealth Charter, which basically maintains that the state is against all forms of discrimination.
In addition, the news site also questioned the validity of the Daily Mail's source, stating that it is a bit unlikely that the friend, who was not identified, would confide to a news agency regarding the personal opinions of the Queen about a controversial issue.