Queen Elizabeth II was the Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other commonwealth sovereign states. She took her last breath today, September 8, 2022, at her Scottish estate at Balmoral castle this afternoon, aged 96, where she was spending her summer. Her Death news was announced at 6:30 pm (Local time 1:30 pm ET). The Union Flag on the top of the palace was lowered to half-mast.
Senior Royals rushed to Balmoral as the Queen’s Doctors showed concerns about her health earlier in the day. Queen’s four children, along with her grandson and now heir to the throne, Prince William, and his brother Prince Harry, also reached Balmoral this morning as doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision.
Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on April 21, 1926, in May fair, London as the first child of King George IV & Queen Elizabeth. She married her cousin Phillip Mountbatten a former prince of Greece & Denmark, at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947. Their marriage lasted 73 years until his death in April 2021, aged 99. They had four children.
Queen Elizabeth lived and ruled longer than any other monarch in the United Kingdom. Britain converted from an empire to a social state during her rule, fought seven wars, and faced strikes, inflation, and pandemic.
After her father’s death in February 1952, Elizabeth, then aged 25 years old, became Queen. She was crowned on June 02, 1953, and her tenure as head of state is the longest span. Her reign spanned 15 prime ministers, where sir Winston Churchill was born in 1874, including Miss Truss, born after 101 years in 1975.
Queen’s oldest son Charles has become King, and his wife Camilla will be the new Queen.