The Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral at the age of 96, having her reign of 70 years.
The family of her mother gathered on her Scottish estate following concerns concerning her health earlier Thursday.
The Queen was crowned on her throne at the age of 52, and saw a massive social transformation.
Queen Elizabeth II son Charles, her eldest, Charles, becomes King Charles III, who is the head of the state for the 14 Commonwealth realms. Charles III said that the loss of his mother had been “a moment of great sadness”.
In an official statement His Majesty, the King stated: “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”
He also said that during the time of grief and change, his family and he will feel “comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held”.
In an official statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen was peacefully killed on the shores of Balmoral in the afternoon of this day.
“The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
The children of the Queen went to Balmoral close to Aberdeen following the placement of on medical watch the queen.
Her grandchild, Prince William, is in the same place, as is Prince Harry, his older brother. Prince Harry who is on the way.
Premier Secretary Liz Truss, who was named by Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday, claimed that she was the queen’s foundation upon the foundation of the modern Britain was built. She has “provided us with the stability and strength that we needed”.
In her remarks about the new King She said: “We offer him our commitment and love the same way his mother was so dedicated to so many for many years.
“And with the passing of the second Elizabethan age, we usher in a new era in the magnificent history of our great country, exactly as Her Majesty would have wished, by saying the words ‘God save the King’.”
Queen Elizabeth II ‘s time as the head of state spans post-war austerity, shift from imperialism to Commonwealth as well as the conclusion of the Cold War and the UK’s acceptance into and eventual departure from the European Union.
Her reign was spanned by 15 prime ministers, beginning at Winston Churchill, born in 1874. She was followed by Ms. Truss who was born in 1975.
Weekly meetings were held with her Prime Minister throughout her tenure.
In Buckingham Palace in London, crowds of people waiting for updates on Queen’s condition started crying as they learned of her death. The Union flag that was atop the palace was brought down to half-mast around the time of 1830 BST while an official announcement of the death was displayed on an easel in front of the.
Her name was Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, in Mayfair, London, on 21 April 1926.
Nobody could have imagined that the day she would become a monarch, but in December 1936 , her Uncle, Edward VIII, abdicated from the throne in order to marry the twice divorced American, Wallis Simpson.
Queen Elizabeth II’s father was King George VI. At the age of 10, she became Lilibet the name she was given in the family, became the heir of the royal throne.
After three years Britain became at war with Nazi Germany. Elizabeth as well as her sister princess Margaret was a large part of the wartime at Windsor Castle after their parents refused to allow them to be sent to Canada.
When she was 18 Elizabeth was part of the Auxiliary Territorial Service and learned the basics of motor mechanics and driving abilities. “I began to understand the esprit de corps that flourishes in the face of adversity,” she said later.
Throughout the conflict, she wrote letters with her third cousin Philip Prince of Greece who was a member of the Royal Navy. The couple fell in love and they were was married on the 20th of November 1947 at Westminster Abbey on 20 November 1947 and the prince took the title the Duke of Edinburgh.
She later described her husband in the future as “my strength and stay” throughout seventy-four years of marriage until dying in 2021 at the age of 99.
The first of their sons, Charles, was born in 1948. He was followed by Princess Anne from 1950. Then, Prince Andrew, in 1960 as well as Prince Edward, in 1964. In between, the three had the parents of eight grandkids as well as 12 great-grandchildren.
The Princess Elizabeth is located in Kenya at the time of her visit in 1952 as the mourning King at the time that King Philip announced that her father was dead. She returned immediately to London as the new Queen.
“It was all a very sudden kind of taking on and making the best job you can,” she later said.
Elizabeth was awarded the title in Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953, aged 27 in front of a record-setting TV audience that was estimated to be over 20 million.
The following decades would witness a massive transformation, beginning with the closing of the British Empire abroad and the swinging ’60s blowing away traditional social norms in the home.
Elizabeth reforms the monarchy to the less opulent time, engaging with the people through walks along with royal visits and participation at public occasions. Her dedication toward the Commonwealth was constant she visited each Commonwealth country at least once.
There were also times of pain both public and private. In 1992 The Queen’s “annus horribilis”, fire caused havoc at Windsor Castle – a private home, as well as a functioning palace as well as 3 of her kids’ marriages, fell into pieces.
After the tragic death of Diana Princess of Wales during a crash at Paris at the time of her death in 1997. The Queen faced criticism for not being able to speak out publicly.
There were concerns regarding the role of the monarchy in the modern world.