The whole world received some shocking news on the 8th of September when it was publicly declared that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away. She took her last breath at her home in Scotland. The Queen was at the age of 96 at the time of her demise. She ruled Great Britain for the longest period of time, served as its symbol, and dominated the international scene for seven decades.
News Of Her Demise
There had earlier been some buzz about the ill condition of Queen Elizabeth’s health and it was confirmed by Buckingham Palace as well. Mere hours later, official news broke about the death of the monarch’s ruler. The longest-reigning British ruler in history, Queen Elizabeth II, has passed away. With respect to her age, she was 96. The announcement comes just hours after Buckingham Palace revealed that the Queen’s medical experts were apprehensive about her health, and only a few days after she met with her 15th Prime Minister, Liz Truss. Earlier on Thursday, according to officials, Queen was under medical observation. The Queen’s entire family, along with Prince William, Prince Harry, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Camilla made the decision to be there for her during her last hours at her home at Balmoral. Prince Harry was apparently on his way, as well. It is being said that he was already in the nation for a charity event.
The Queen will have a state funeral as a monarch, which is anticipated to happen 12 days following her passing. The ceremony’s specifics, which would have been arranged for decades, have not yet been properly disclosed.
Following the news of her death, there was an outpouring of sympathy from people all around the world, including government officials, celebrities, and regular people.
King Charles III and his wife, Queen Camilla will return to London on Friday, according to Buckingham Palace. The latter is now going to be appointed as the Queen Consort. He’s supposed to address the country.
How Queen Elizabeth II Died
The official authorities had given out news about the grave conditions regarding the health of Queen Elizabeth II. There were concerns about her well-being by the doctors taking care of her. It was then declared that she had died a peaceful death at her residence at the Balmoral Castle on Thursday.
A startled quiet ensued the moment the flag was dropped halfway in front of the prominent London landmark Buckingham Palace, where thousands of people had gathered. As soon as the sign of the passing of the monarch of Britain was released on the black iron gates, the mob rushed to the entrance to pay their homage.
About Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth had her birth at 17 Bruton Street on April 21st, 2021. At the time of her birth, she was the third in line to have taken over the royal crown. life was quite tranquil because she was privileged and came from a close-knit family. Princess Elizabeth had no intention of becoming monarch. Even as she became first in line to the throne, she didn’t expect to be the queen for a long time. But after her father passed away too soon, she had to accept the crown.
Princess Elizabeth has never studied at a public or private school and does not hold a college degree; in fact, Prince William was the first member of the British royal family to begin his education outside of the palace. However, Elizabeth continued to get instruction from her home tutors. Queen Elizabeth was homeschooled, as was customary for a princess of the period.
She didn’t even reach adolescence before falling in love with her distant cousin. Elizabeth first saw Prince Philip, her third cousin, when she was merely eight years old: according to her official biography, they met in 1934 during the wedding of common cousins. But it took them a while before they really met. However, not everyone in her family was Philip’s biggest fan.
She was a mother of four. Following her marriage, Elizabeth had two children in quick succession. “Like many couples at the time, they promptly began a family, with Prince Charles being born a year after their 1948 wedding and Princess Anne two years later. Elizabeth assumed the role of a military wife, while Prince Philip was still an officer in the Royal Navy, residing with him in Malta, while he was assigned to the Mediterranean fleet. The two youngest princes were the first children born to a royal couple.
What Happens Next?
The world has not witnessed any other ruler than the British monarch in the past 70 years. With the death of Queen Elizabeth ll, therefore, some procedures are in order. The aftermath of the queen’s passing is covered in a number of intricate arrangements. If Queen Elizabeth had passed away in London, “Operation London Bridge” would have started. However, she passed away at Scotland’s Balmoral Castle, indicating that “Operation Unicorn” is now in progress.
The Privy Council (the queen’s counselors) of the country was notified, followed by numerous official notifications to the civil service. The flags of all official buildings must be flown at half-mast within 10 minutes of being told by the Privy Council.
One day following her death, King Charles said that he wishes for a seven-day period of royal mourning, with flags flying at half-mast at royal homes until the period concludes. Friday afternoon, royal salutes will be fired in London’s Hyde Park, one round for each year of the queen’s reign. Additionally, all royal homes will be vacant until after the monarch’s funeral.
Prince Charles, her oldest child by the late Prince Philip, succeeds on the throne immediately after the queen passes away. Camilla would then take on the role of queen consort.
In fact, Queen Elizabeth declared in February 2022 that she wanted the people to accept her son and Camilla as the royal couple after she passed away.
The funeral for Queen Elizabeth is scheduled for 10 days following her passing. During that period, the queen would also probably lie in the state, and the general citizens will be able to come and pay tribute to her.
Following the announcement on Thursday, there was a worldwide outpouring of condolences from people from all walks of life, including public authorities, famous people, and everyday people.