Queen Elizabeth II has Died 

   

It has just been announced that Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, in the year of her Platinum Jubilee. The new King Charles III and Queen Camilla will remain at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow.

The Prince of Wales has become King Charles III while the Duchess of Cornwall is now Queen Camilla. As the eldest son of the Sovereign, Prince William is now the Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge, and will remain so until being appointed the Prince of Wales.

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On the eve of the Funeral, King Charles III said: 

Over the last ten days, my wife and I have been so deeply touched by the many messages of condolence and support we have received from this country and across the world.

In London, Edinburgh, Hillsborough and Cardiff we were moved beyond measure by everyone who took the trouble to come and pay their respects to the lifelong service of my dear mother, The late Queen.

As we all prepare to say our last farewell, I wanted simply to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those countless people who have been such a support and comfort to my Family and myself in this time of grief.

   

The new King Charles III:

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.

   
   

I was at Buckingham Palace earlier today to visit the Platinum Jubilee Exhibition and was at the Palace when the Queen’s death was announced, so surreal to witness this day on my short visit to London.

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Born Princess Elizabeth to the then Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bows-Lyon, she was the first granddaughter of King George V and Queen Mary, and the older sister of Princess Margaret. In 1936, the Princess Elizabeth became Heiress Presumptive after the Abdication of her uncle, Edward VIII, which led to her parents becoming King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom. The Princesses spent WWII at Windsor Castle, and in 1947, Princess Elizabeth married Lt. Phillip Mountbatten, formerly Prince Phillip of Greece, at Westminster Abbey. The couple have four children, Prince CharlesPrincess AnnePrince Andrew, and Prince Edward, and celebrated their 70th Anniversary last year. In 1952, she succeeded to the Throne upon the sudden death of her father, while she was on tour of Kenya. Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey in June 1953, and is the Queen of the United Kingdom and the 16 Commonwealth Realms as well at the Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Probably the most traveled woman in the world, the Queen is known universally as a symbol of Britain, and, in her tenth decade, widely admired and respected. She was the oldest and longest-serving British Monarch, as well as the oldest currently reigning Monarch. Her reign has marked Britain’s transition from a colonial superpower, and her ‘soft-power’ is credited with uniting the Commonwealth. We offer our Condolences to the Royal Family.

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King Charles III and Queen Camilla returned to Buckingham Palace on the afternoon of September 9th, greeting members of the public and seeing the flower tributes. The King will meet the Prime Minister before giving an address on TV this evening.

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2 thoughts on “Queen Elizabeth II has Died 

  1. This is so sad. It’s so incredibly sad. Even though I knew she was old and having health issues, somehow the news of her death has stuck me like a thunderbolt. What a noble lady she was! What an example to us all! If I’m so bereft, I can’t imagine what her children, grandchildren, and family are feeling. It’s absolutely surreal. Hearing the crowd outside Buckingham Palace sadly and mournfully sing the anthem, finishing, as they should, with “God Save the King”, just absolutely gutted me. She will be greatly missed!

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