April 1, 2023


Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled the UK for 70 years, passed away at Balmoral at the age of 96.

At her Scottish estate, where she had spent the majority of the summer, she passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon.

The Queen saw significant social change after ascending to the throne in 1952.

It was a “time of tremendous anguish” for him and his family, according to her son King Charles III, and her loss will be “deeply felt” all around the world.

He stated: “We feel great loss at the loss of a treasured mother and sovereign.

“I am confident that the nation, the realms, the Commonwealth, as well as many others worldwide, will feel her loss profoundly.”

He stated he and his family would be with them during the forthcoming season of sorrow “reassured and sustained by our understanding of the

The Queen, who on Tuesday named Liz Truss as prime minister, was described as the “rock” upon which modern Britain was created and as having “given us with the stability and strength that we required.”

She stated of the new King: “We offer him our loyalty and love, just as his mother so greatly and so long ago gave to so many.

And as the second Elizabethan era ends, we declare “God save the King,” just as Her Majesty would have wanted, to usher in a new chapter in the glorious history of our great nation.

The Church of England’s spiritual head, Justin Welby, who is also the monarch’s supreme governor, expressed his “profound sadness.”

The reign of Queen Elizabeth II as head of state covered the post-World War II period of austerity, the change from an empire to a Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War, and the UK’s membership in – and exit from – the European Union.

15 prime ministers served during her time in office, including Ms. Truss, who was born 101 years after Winston Churchill, in 1874.

Throughout her rule, she met with her prime minister on a weekly basis.

Crowds waiting for information on the Queen’s condition at Buckingham Palace in London started wailing when they learned of her passing.

At 18:30 BST, a formal notice announcing the death was put outside, and the union flag flying over the palace was lowered to half-mast.

Following the passing of the Queen, Prince William and his wife, Catherine, were crowned

The official notice read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

The Queen was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor on April 21, 1926, in Mayfair, London.

Few could have predicted that she would become the monarch, but in December 1936, her uncle Edward VIII abdicated the monarchy in order to wed the twice-divorced American, Wallis Simpson.

At the age of 10, Lilibet, as she was known in the household, succeeded her father, who had become King George VI.

Within three years, Nazi Germany and Britain were at war. After their parents rejected recommendations that they be transported to Canada, Princess Margaret and Elizabeth spent the majority of World War II living at Windsor Castle.

Elizabeth, who joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service after turning 18, spent five months there learning the fundamentals of auto repair and driving. “I started to grasp the esprit”

The Duke of Edinburgh was at the Queen’s side for more than six decades of reign, becoming the longest-serving consort in British history in 2009

Princess Anne was born in 1950, Prince Andrew in 1960, and Prince Edward in 1964. Their first son, Charles, was born in 1948. They each produced eight grandkids and twelve great-grandchildren for their parents.

Princess Elizabeth was representing the ill King in Kenya in 1952 when Philip informed her that her father had passed away. As the new Queen, she went back to London right away.

She later remembered, “It was all a very sudden kind of taking on and making the best job you can.

Elizabeth was crowned at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, at the age of 27, in front of an estimated 20 million viewers of the then-record TV broadcast.

A lot would change in the ensuing decades, including the end of the British Empire abroad and

Thousands gathered outside Buckingham Palace after the death was announced
Charles, as the Prince of Wales, delivered the Queen’s speech on behalf of his mother for the first time in May

For this less reverent era, Elizabeth changed the monarchy by interacting with the populace through walkabouts, royal visits, and attendance at public events.

She visited every Commonwealth nation at least once, demonstrating her unwavering dedication to the organization.

But there were times of both personal and national suffering.

Three of the Queen’s children’s marriages failed during the “annus horribilis” of 1992, when a fire destroyed Windsor Castle, a functional palace as well as a private dwelling.

The Queen came under fire for not publicly commenting after Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.

The monarchy’s usefulness in contemporary society has been called into doubt.

“No institution should anticipate being immune from the scrutiny of those who devote their attention to it.

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Mayfair, London, on 21 April 1926, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York

Elizabeth had vowed to devote her life to service when she was a young princess of 21.

After many years had passed, she thought back on those comments and said, “Although that pledge was made in my salad days, when I was green in judgment, I do neither regret nor withdraw one word of it,” at the celebration of her silver jubilee in 1977.

On the weekend of her Platinum Jubilee in June, 45 years after making her initial vow to serve, she thanked the country in a letter.

A combination of state ceremonies, a vibrant festival of everything British, and energetic street festivities were held to commemorate the milestone.

The Queen stated, “My heart has been with you all,” even if her health prevented her from attending some events.

Immediately met

On her Platinum Jubilee, the Queen delighted crowds by appearing on the balcony with three generations of her family

King Charles, who is 73 years old, is elected ruler of 14 Commonwealth states.

He is staying at Balmoral with his wife, Camilla, and his siblings, Princess Anne, Princes Andrew, and Edward.

Sophie, Edward’s wife, and the princes William and Harry are also among them.

Since it was their first full day at a new school, William’s wife, Catherine, stayed at Windsor with their kids, George, Charlotte, and Louis.

Prince William drove a group of senior royals – including Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – to Balmoral

A time of sorrow has now begun for the Royal Family. Much of societal life will be suspended in the next days.

There will be no official engagements, and all government buildings, military installations, and British posts abroad will fly the union flag at half-mast.

Parliamentarians will honor the Queen and swear allegiance to King Charles.

As local and national organizations and charities plan ways to show their condolences, including commemoration ceremonies and books of condolence, there will be church bells tolling and gun salutes.

The Queen will likely have a state funeral within the next two weeks.

Foreign dignitaries have praised the Queen; US President Joe Biden recalled how she stood

She was a “kind-hearted Queen” and “friend of France,” according to Emmanuel Macron, the president of France.

The Queen was one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “favorite people in the world” and a constant in Canadians’ lives.

reporting by George Bowden, Marie Jackson, and royal correspondent Sean Coughlan.


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