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After 96 years on earth, Elizabeth II died, drawing to a close the country’s second Elizabethan era and ushering in the reign of her son, King Charles III.
She will be succeeded by Charles as King and the Duchess of Cornwall as Queen Consort in the event of her death.
On Thursday, September 8 2022, at 6.30 pm. The King issued the following statement:
“I and everyone in my family is deeply saddened by the passing of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen.
Buckingham Palace issued a statement at 6.30 pm informing the public that the “Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral today. The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow.”
A large crowd assembled outside Buckingham Palace last night.
Who Was Queen Elizabeth II?
She was born at 17 Bruton Street in central London on April 21, 1926.
While on tour in Kenya with her husband, Prince Philip, she became Queen Elizabeth II at 25 when her father died.
After marrying Philip at the age of 21, she remained married to him for 73 years until he passed away in April 2021.
She served under 15 prime ministers, including Winston Churchill, born in 1874, and Ms Truss, born 101 years later in 1975.
The first of her children, Charles, was born in 1948, followed by Princess Anne in 1950, Prince Andrew in 1960, and Prince Edward in 1964. Between them, they have given their parents eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
The Queen was head of state of the United Kingdom as well as 14 other countries, including Australia, Canada, and Jamaica.
Throughout her career, she visited every Commonwealth country at least once.
What Happens Now The Queen Has Died?
After her death, she will be buried at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where her late husband, Prince Philip and where both of her parents were laid to rest. Her body will be transferred to Buckingham Palace, where it will likely remain for at least five days. It is planned that both the day of her funeral and the day of King Charles III’s coronation will be national holidays. There will be a new king, Charles III.
Members of the Royal Family will observe royal mourning and royal household staff until seven days after the Queen’s funeral, the date of which will be announced in due course. A national mourning period has begun following the death of the monarch. As a mark of respect, many people laid flowers outside Buckingham Palace yesterday evening and today.
Members of the House of Commons will pay tribute to the Queen, as announced by Downing Street.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) reigned as the longest-serving monarch in British history and as the oldest head of state in the world.
A wife, mother and grandmother