For one thing, she — or Her Royal Highness or Majesty — was 86 years old.
I don’t want to be rude or inconsiderate, but that is even a little bit longer than most of us — as commoners — are permitted to live.
The research finds that, on average, females live 18.6% longer than males from the same species.
This is much larger than the well-studied difference between men and women, which is around 8%.Mammal study explains ‘why females live longer’
I don’t believe it, either among the animal kingdom in general or among humans in particular. There are in any case some very old men out there, some of whom have outlived their wives.
Childbirth is especially risky for human females because of the large head size of the human infant. Childless women tend to have other reproductive problems that shorten their lives.
Smoking tobacco is only slightly more popular among men than among women, and its health effects are exaggerated by doctors who offer even stronger inhalants as pharmaceutical remedies.
Contrary to the delusions and romantic wishful thinking of government agencies and mainstream media, war is not something fought by respectful gentlemen who tip their hats to such peaceable, indifferent ladies.
The root cause of such disparate reports of longevity, I believe, is that some older men are chasing younger women with salacious offers, and they are in effect complaining in such scientific reports that the women “out there” or “available” to them are “too old” for them.
Mad scientists, vicious old men themselves.