Queen Elizabeth II Dies England Queen II Health News, England Queen Death News: After seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II, who held the title of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, passed away on Thursday. She was a pillar of strength throughout much of this troubled century. She lived to be 96.
The palace made the announcement that she had passed away at Balmoral Castle, which was her vacation retreat in Scotland. Members of the royal family had hurried to her side as she experienced a decline in her health. She was the only monarch that the majority of people in Britain have ever known, making her a link to the nearly extinct generation that fought in World War II.
Her son, Prince Charles, who was 73 years old at the time of her passing, immediately ascended to the throne and will be known as King Charles III, according to an announcement made by his office. In the past, upon ascending to the throne, British rulers have chosen new names for themselves, Camilla, Prince Charles’ second wife, will eventually take on the title of Queen Consort.
As the news of the Queen’s passing was broadcast on the BBC, the national song, “God Save the Queen,” was played over a picture of her dressed in her full regalia. At the same time, the flag flying over Buckingham Palace was lowered to half-staff to mark the end of the second Elizabethan age.
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The effects of her passing will be significant and difficult to foresee, not only for the country as a whole but also for the monarchy, which she helped to maintain its stability and modernise over the course of decades during which enormous amounts of societal change and family scandals occurred.
Charles issued a statement in which he referred to the passing of his mother as “a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.” He continued by saying, “I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms, and the Commonwealth, as well as by countless people around the world.”
British Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was chosen by the queen just 48 hours before, referred to Elizabeth as “the rock on which modern Britain was constructed” after describing the status of the country as “devastated.”