The most famous of all the Royals, Queen Elizabeth, the nation’s figurehead for almost 70 years, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said today (Thursday).
Queen Elizabeth Dies Aged 96
“Her Majesty the Queen passed away peacefully surrounded by her family,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
She was born on April 21, 1926, at 2.30 a.m., the same day Britain entered World War Two. She was only 25 years old when she became queen in 1952 upon the death of her father George VI, who died of lung cancer at age 56.
The Queen Consort, Prince Charles, The Duke of Edinburgh, and the entire Royal Family will remain at Balmoral this evening on the day of her death.
The family will return to London tomorrow. Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son, Prince Charles, has taken over automatically as king of the United Kingdom and head of state of 14 other realms including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
The Queen stayed completely at rest in her Balmoral Castle in Scotland after doctors expressed concern about her health.
Her Majesty’s family, including Prince Charles and Prince Harry, rushed to be by her side at her Scottish place after doctors expressed danger about her condition.
It was known that she had Episodic Mobility Problems. This was known by the news that came from Buckingham Palance.
However, since the end of last year, this disease kept forcing her to withdraw from nearly all her public as well as private meetings.
The most long-period rule Queen Elizabeth II, who was also the world’s oldest head of state, grabbed the rule after the death of her father King George VI on 6th February 1925. At that time, Queen Elizabeth was only twenty-five years old.
As queen and head of state, she has visited more than 120 countries, including Vatican City, Israel, and India.
When Princess Elizabeth was crowned in June of 1953, she became the first British monarch to be coronated on live television.
The coronation was a foretaste of the new world in which the lives of the royals were to become increasingly scrutinized by the media.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation was a momentous occasion for the United Kingdom. The queen, who has ruled the country for over 65 years, was crowned at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953. She made the following speech to her subjects:
“I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.”
Elizabeth II was Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia from 1952 to 1972. She became monarch at a time when Britain still retained much of its old empire.
Queen Elizabeth II visited Pakistan twice, once in 1961 and again in 1997. The first trip marked the 50th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule, while the second was part of a tour of India and Pakistan.
The passing of Queen Elizabeth II has left the world in mourning. People all over the world are extremely saddened by this sudden news.
Condolences from across the world took to their social media to pay regards and a hearty tribute to the Queen of the world.
Her husband Prince Philip passed away in April 2021, and she was a mother to four children; Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.