Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, passed away today after reigning for 70 years. The Queen was hospitalized at Balmoral Castle since last week. According to the doctors, the Queen was under medical supervision and her close family was informed about the doctors’ concerns. Her eldest son, Charles, 73, succeeds as king immediately.
The Royal Family shared the news of Queen Elizabeth’s demise on their Twitter handle. The tweet read, 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.
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Fears were greying on Thursday after her doctors said that they were concerned for her health and also recommended that Queen should remain under medical supervision. For the unversed, Queen Elizabeth II has been suffering from health problems since last October, which also made it difficult for her to stand and walk.
However, the Queen had a planned meeting with her senior political advisors last night, after being told to rest. Day prior, Queen Elizabeth II also held audiences at her Scottish Highlands retreat, Balmoral, where outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson was present and he appointed Liz Truss as his successor.
After the doctors raised concern over Queen health, Princes Charles and William had travelled to Balmoral, as stated by Kensington Palace.
Heir to the throne Prince Charles, who is 73 years old, was present with his eldest son, Prince William (40) when Queen Elizabeth II took her last breath. The 96-year-old monarch had a long and distinguished life, where she did not only take some momentous decisions but also had the privilege of seeing her great-grandchildren grow up.
The demise of Queen Elizabeth II shocked the world. England has emerged from sorrow and condolence messages have been dropping from all over the world. Several prominent figures have also expressed their grief over the Queen’s death.
Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926, at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London. She was the firstborn of the Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. After her father’s demise, Elizabeth II acceded to the throne at the age of 25, on February 6, 1952. Her Coronation took place on June 2, 1953, at Westminster Abbey in London.
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