UpdateQueen Elizabeth II, born April 21, 1926, died “peacefully” at the age of 96 on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, Buckingham Palace announced at around 7:30pm on Thursday. Having acceded to the throne of the United Kingdom – and the Commonwealth simultaneously – on the death of her father George VI on February 6, 1952, she remains the oldest living monarch to date. His son Charles was officially declared king on Saturday morning. This Sunday, the coffin of Elizabeth II, who died in her Scottish home of Balmoral on Thursday, will be carried across Scotland on Sunday to reach Edinburgh, where the public can pay their first respects to the monarch.
The planet’s most famous monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, died on Thursday at the age of 96 in her Scottish home of Balmoral, ushering in an era of uncertainty for the British crown to which she devoted her life.
The death of the sovereign, who had been in failing health for a year, is sure to cause great emotion in England and around the world. His son and heir ascended the throne at the age of 73 with the name Charles III. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will stay at Balmoral today (Thursday) and return to London tomorrow (Friday),” Buckingham Palace said in a brief statement.
A symbol of stability, unwavering through times and crises, since the death of her father George VI in 1952, when she was 25, Nehru has called her “my friend”, along with Charles de Gaulle and Mandela. During his reign, he witnessed the construction and subsequent fall of the Berlin Wall, and met 12 US presidents. He named Liz Truss, his 15th prime minister, on Tuesday, the occasion for one last photo, frail and leaning on a cane.
Throughout his 70-year reign, the longest in British history, he fulfilled his role with an unwavering sense of duty. She has been able to maintain the massive support of the British public, who came to see her in the tens of thousands for a few minutes on the balcony of Buckingham Palace last June for her platinum jubilee, despite the crises her kingdom and royal family faced. Celebrations of his 70-year reign with farewell music.
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