Queen Elizabeth II, the Longest-Reigning British Monarch, Has Died at 96

Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96. Bettmann Archive

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British background, has died at the age of 96. The Queen handed absent surrounded by her family at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands, which has lengthy been her favored royal household.

“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,” reads a statement shared by Buckingham Palace.

The Queen’s dying comes soon immediately after alarming information about her overall health. Early these days, on September 8, 2022, Buckingham Palace unveiled a scarce statement regarding the Queen’s health. “Following further more analysis this morning, The Queen’s doctors are worried for Her Majesty’s well being and have suggested she stay less than professional medical supervision,” it examine, noting that the Queen would remain at Balmoral, and had not been hospitalized. Soon thereafter, all 4 of Queen Elizabeth’s children—Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward—traveled to Balmoral to be with their mom, as did the Duchess of Cornwall, Countess of Wessex, Prince William and Prince Harry.

Queen Elizabeth, who celebrated her Platinum Jubilee this yr, has experienced from overall health challenges more than the previous several months. She reportedly sprained her back again in spring 2021, and skipped the Remembrance Sunday service, and in Oct 2021, she used the evening in a healthcare facility for the very first time in decades at the time, Buckingham Palace would only say that the monarch was undergoing “preliminary investigations.”

Queen Elizabeth marked her Platinum Jubilee this 12 months. Getty Visuals

The Queen contracted COVID-19 in February 2022 the Palace claimed that she was enduring “mild, chilly-like signs or symptoms,” she afterwards stated that it remaining her “very worn out and exhausted.” While Queen Elizabeth under no circumstances stopped working, and continued to hold chaotic with a substantial range of appointments, events and visits (the two virtual and in-man or woman), she noticeably scaled back again on formal engagements around the earlier few months, citing health and fitness and mobility issues. She also started employing a cane in community late very last calendar year.

On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth appointed Liz Truss as the U.K.’s new Primary Minister. In the course of her historic reign, the Queen has observed 15 Key Ministers, starting with Winston Churchill. Truss tweeted her worry for the monarch on Thursday: “The whole nation will be deeply worried by the information from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime. My thoughts—and the thoughts of people today across our United Kingdom—are with Her Majesty The Queen and her household at this time.”

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were married for 73 yrs.

Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926, in London. She was the to start with little one of the Duke and Duchess of York her younger sister, Princess Margaret, was born in August 1930. The then-Princess Elizabeth was not at first anticipated to grow to be Queen she turned the presumptive heir to the throne in 1936, immediately after her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated and her father turned King George VI. Her mom, also named Elizabeth, was later acknowledged as Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mom.

The then-Princess Elizabeth satisfied her foreseeable future husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1934. Their engagement was announced to the world in July 1947, when she was 21 decades outdated. The two married on November 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey. The couple’s to start with child, Prince Charles, was born in November 1941, followed by Princess Anne in 1950.

Following the loss of life of her father, Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, followed by her official coronation in June 1953. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip welcomed their 3rd youngster, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, in 1960, and their fourth youngster, Prince Edward, the Duke of Wessex, in 1964.

Queen Elizabeth is the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

The Queen is predeceased by her spouse, Prince Philip, who died on April 9, 2021 at the age of 99. The two ended up married for 73 many years.

For most of her reign, Queen Elizabeth’s formal home was Buckingham Palace in London, and put in weekends at Windsor Castle, in Berkshire. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh relocated to Windsor Castle whole-time in March 2020, amid the initial COVID-19 lockdowns, and she determined to make it her permanent  home shortly thereafter.

Queen Elizabeth, who reigned for a historic 70 many years, is survived by her four little ones, eight grandchildren and 12 terrific-grandchildren. Upon her dying, Queen Elizabeth’s 73-calendar year-old son, Prince Charles, grew to become King of England.

Queen Elizabeth II, the Longest-Reigning British Monarch, Has Died at 96

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