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Britain is in mourning
Queen Elizabeth II is no more. Britain is in mourning. Everyone is speechless at such news. Britain’s longest-reigning queen has died at the age of 96. Buckingham Palace announced the Queen’s death on Thursday (September 8) evening local time.
Queen Elizabeth died peacefully at Balmoral Palace in Scotland this afternoon, according to the official announcement of the Queen’s death.
The history of sitting on the throne for Seven Decades
Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne longer than any other monarch in British history. He was the third longest-serving ruler in the world. The royal family organized a grand four-day event in June this year to mark the 70th anniversary of his accession to the throne.
No British ruler has ever been on the throne for seven consecutive decades. Queen Elizabeth II ascended the British throne on February 6, 1952, at the age of 25.
In this long and colorful life, he witnessed incredible changes in British society and politics. His death ended a long reign in the royal family.
Queen Elizabeth Wiki
|Birth Name||Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor|
|Date of Birth||21 April 1926|
|Birth Place||Bruton Street, London, United Kingdom|
|Date of Death||8 September 2022|
|Death Place||Buckingham Palace, London|
|Mother||Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon -Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother|
|Spouse||Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh|
|Child||Charles III of the United Kingdom|
|Anne, Princess Royal|
|Prince Andrew, Duke of York|
|Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex|
|Student of||Marion Crawford, Henry Marten|
|Religion or worldview||Church of England, Church of Scotland|
|Social media followers||4,364,350|
During her grandfather’s reign, Elizabeth was third in the line of succession to the British throne, behind her uncle Edward and her father. Although her birth generated public interest, she was not expected to become queen, as Edward was still young and likely to marry and have children of his own, who would precede Elizabeth in the line of succession. When her grandfather died in 1936 and her uncle succeeded Edward VIII, she became second in line to the throne, after her father. Later that year, Edward abdicated, after his proposed marriage to divorced socialite Wallis Simpson provoked a constitutional crisis. Consequently, Elizabeth’s father became king, taking the regnal name George VI. Since Elizabeth had no brothers, she became heir presumptive. If her parents had subsequently borne a son, he would have been heir apparent and above her in the line of succession, which was determined by male-preference primogeniture at the time.
Elizabeth met her future husband, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, in 1934 and again in 1937. They were second cousins once removed through King Christian IX of Denmark and third cousins through Queen Victoria. After meeting for the third time at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in July 1939, Elizabeth—though only 13 years old—said she fell in love with Philip, and they began to exchange letters. She was 21 when their engagement was officially announced on 9 July 1947.
On 8 September 2022, Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen was under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle after doctors expressed concern. The statement read, “Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”The Queen’s four children, along with her daughters-in-law and grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, traveled to be with her. Her death was confirmed that evening, setting in motion Operation London Bridge and, because she died in Scotland, Operation Unicorn.