Queen Elizabeth Dies At 96, Prince Charles Becomes the King.
todaySeptember 9, 2022
The Queen of England, Elizabeth II, has died. Buckingham Palace announced her death on Thursday 08th September 2022, stating that the Queen died peacefully at Balmoral Castle, her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer. Members of the royal family had gathered at Balmoral after the Queen's doctors became concerned about her health earlier in the day. All the Queen's children together with grandchildren; William, now heir to the throne, and his brother Harry travelled to Balmoral after doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision. She was the longest-reigning monarch in British history and the world's oldest head of state having ascended to the throne in 1952 at the age of 25, after the death of her father, King George VI.
King Charles III said the death of his beloved mother was a moment of great sadness for him and his family and that her loss would be deeply felt around the world. At Buckingham Palace in London, crowds awaiting updates on the Queen's condition began crying as they heard of her death and the union flag on top of the palace was lowered to half-mast by last evening and an official notice announcing the death was posted outside. The Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres expressed sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whom he said was widely admired for her grace, dignity, and dedication around the world. “She was a reassuring presence throughout decades of sweeping change, including the decolonization of Africa and Asia and the evolution of the Commonwealth”.