Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Passes Away Peacefully at 96 in Balmoral!
- Queen Elizabeth II died at her Balmoral estate on Thursday afternoon.
- The 96-year-old monarch became the longest reigning monarch in British history.
- Now, her eldest son, Prince Charles has become His Majesty, King Charles III.
Find out how the death of Queen Elizabeth II will change the future of the British Monarchy
Our deepest condolences to the British Family on the passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The longest reigning monarch in British history passed away at the age of 96 at her favorite Balmoral Castle surrounded by her family.
Buckingham Palace released a statement confirming the sad news. It 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,”
After her death, Prince Charles has now become the King of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth realms.
In his own statement, the King said:
“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
“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.
“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”
It is believed that the Queen will be given a full state funeral, a traditional way to commemorate the death of a monarch.
A look back into the life of the Queen
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London on 26 April 1926 to then Prince George and Princess Elizabeth.
At that time, nobody expected her to be the Queen because her uncle Prince Edward was the first in line to the throne followed by her father.
Her father became the king after Edward abdicated the throne and after the King’s death in 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen at the age of 25.
16 months later, she was coronated at Westminster Abbey.
During her historic reign, the Queen dedicated her whole life to serving her nation and the commonwealth.
Even during her final days, the Queen was working tirelessly at her home in Scotland. Just 3 days prior to her death, she elected UK’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss.