At the age of 96, Elizabeth, one of the queens with the longest reigns in history, passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth II, one of the longest-reigning monarchs in history and the longest-reigning royal in the UK, passed away at the age of 96.
According to a statement released by Buckingham Palace on Thursday, the queen passed away peacefully at Scotland’s Balmoral Castle.
Days after electing Liz Truss as the queen’s fifteenth prime minister, the news came.
Shortly after doctors declared they were “concerned” for her health, her son Prince Charles, grandson Prince William, and other royal family members gathered to Balmoral.
The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
The 96 year old marked her Platinum Jubilee on February 6 after ascending to the throne 70 years ago in 1952, following the death of her father King George VI.
Elizabeth, who publicly pledged “for what seems like forever” on her 21st birthday to the protection of England and the Region, has ruled out quitting. After around 10 people were killed in the Canadian region of Saskatchewan as recently as Wednesday, she made the statement: “I mourn with all Canadians at this awful moment.”
In any case, the country was reminded that the reign of the primary ruler that many people in England have ever known had a limited duration when her better half, Sovereign Philip, passed away in April of last year.
The queen was forced to sit by herself, hiding behind a black face covering, while she thought about the shortcomings of the one who had been sitting next to her for more than 70 years, at a mourning ceremony that was limited to only 30 mourners due to pandemic restrictions.
That fact served as the subtext of the Platinum Celebration, which featured photographs of Elizabeth as she changed from a glamorous young sovereign wearing a crown and precious stones to a sort of global granny renowned for her omnipresent bag and love of ponies and corgis.
Charles demonstrated his willingness to take up his mother’s responsibilities by remaining in the open during the festivities while he covered for her.
On the first day of the holiday season, as the troops were participating in the Sovereign’s Birthday March, he looked into them while wearing a traditional red tunic and a bearskin cap.
He was the last person to enter St. Paul’s Basilica that day, and he sat down in front of the crowd for a prayer of gratitude to honor the king. At a luxury performance in front of Buckingham Palace, he addressed the lady he was caring for as “Your Majesty, Mummy.”
In any event, the nation’s attention was firmly focused on the king on Thursday, with the BBC switching to a continuous discussion of the ruler’s condition.
“It’s quite sad, really,” Kristian Ctylok, a 32-year-old London resident said. “I think half the country is probably expecting it because she’s been quite frail for a while. But, you know, I guess no one thought the day would come, really. So hopefully it’s not as bad as what it seems.”