Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96 years old. The Queen ruled for 70 years. His family began gathering at his Scottish estate in Aberdeenshire on Thursday morning after concerns grew about his health. Former Prince Charles will now be Britain’s new monarch.
“The Queen passed away this afternoon at Balmoral,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. “The King and the Queen Consort (Charles and Camilla) will be at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow (Friday),” the statement said. The Queen ascended the throne in 1952 and she witnessed unprecedented social change.
Following his death, his eldest son and successor, Charles, will lead his funeral and tribute program as head of the 14 Commonwealth territories. Charles and the Queen’s close family members arrived at Balmoral, near Aberdeen, after doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision. Her grandson, Prince William, is on the way with her brother, Prince Harry.
Daughter Anne was with her at the last moment
The Queen’s daughter Princess Anne was already with him in the Scottish palace and their other children – Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – later joined him. Prince Harry and Meghan (Duke and Duchess of Sussex), who were in London for a charity event, also arrived at the Queen’s summer residence.
travel was cut
William’s wife Kate (Duchess of Cambridge) is in Windsor as their children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – had their first day at a new school there on Thursday. The 96-year-old monarch has been suffering from age-related problems and cut short her visits to Scotland earlier this week, including the appointment of new prime minister Liz Truss.
Liz Truss expressed grief
Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss has expressed grief over the death of the Queen. He has said, ‘We are all saddened by the news that we have just heard from Balmoral Palace. The death of the Queen is a great shock to the country and the world. Queen Elizabeth II was the stone on which today’s Britain is built. Our country has developed and flourished under his rule.
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