The Queen was given this important bit of life advice from her mother

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It's been a challenging time for The Queen. She recently tested positive for COVID, and has had to deal with issues surrounding certain members of the royal family.

She reportedly paying a chunk of Prince Andrew's payout to Virginia Giuffre, after he settled his case with her and was banned from denying her rape accusations.

There is also pressure for Prince Harry and Prince William to reunite, and Her Majesty is possibly concerned with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's latest move.

All this is also in the run up to Prince Philip's memorial service in March, and her own Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

However in all the drama, Her Majesty is said to be keeping calm, thanks to advice her later mother - also Queen Elizabeth - known as The Queen Mother, gave her.

Royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith told PEOPLE, 'One of the lessons that she learned very early from her own mother was to focus on the positive. You see something bad, you see something good. And the Queen has always been very good at that.'

In fact, she has been said to be on top form during recent appearances, and is known for her sense of humour and funny quips.

So it's good to know The Queen can see the positive in every situation.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.