Queen Elizabeth II has died on the age of 96, the Royal Household confirmed on Sept. 8.
In a press release on Buckingham Palace’s web site, the household stated, “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will stay at Balmoral this night and can return to London tomorrow.” The unhappy information comes after Buckingham Palace launched a press release earlier within the day confirming considerations in regards to the Queen’s well being. Her household had rushed to her aspect.
Elizabeth handled quite a lot of well being points up to now 12 months, together with a hospitalization for her COVID-19 prognosis in February 2022.
Per the BBC, Elizabeth was the second longest-ruling monarch in historical past, reigning for over 70 years. King Louis XIV of France was the primary, ruling for 72 years and 110 days. Nevertheless, in September 2015, she grew to become the longest-ruling monarch in UK historical past, surpassing her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, who spent 63 years and 216 days on the throne.
Elizabeth was simply 25 years outdated when she was appointed to the throne in 1952 following the demise of her father, King George VI. Elizabeth and Prince Philip, whom she had married in November 1947, have been on a tour of Australia and New Zealand with a cease in Kenya after they received phrase that the king had died, making Elizabeth queen. In June 1953, Elizabeth was coronated at Westminster Abbey.
Throughout her time as queen, Elizabeth was head of the Commonwealth, which at present consists of 54 nations. She celebrated big milestones together with her Silver, Golden, Diamond, Sapphire, and Platinum Jubilees. Elizabeth is survived by her 4 youngsters, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and Prince Andrew.