Queen Elizabeth II Goes Home at 96
It is a sad day for Great Britain as the Queen Elizabeth II Goes Home at 96. Her death shocked the world and social media is flooded with condolences to the family.
In tweet from the the Royal Family reads;
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.”
“The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” a tweet from the Royal Family said.
A letter released by the Royal Family on twitter is also a confirmation of the sad event.
A statement released from the Buckingham Palace from His Majesty The King at the time of the Queen’s death reads;
“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen is a moment of the greatest sadness for me all members of my family.
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”
The day the Queen died is referred to as the “D-Day”
On her death, the Queen’s eldest son and heir, Charles, the former Prince of Wales, has become King of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth realms.
It is also expected that her body will lie in state to allow the public to pay tribute.
The King will sign off the final plans in the coming days.
About Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
She was born in London on 21 April 1926.
She was not considered at the time to be Queen since she was third in line to the throne behind her uncle and father.
She dedicated her life to serving her country and Commonwealth after she became the Queen.
In a radio address in 1947 on her 21st birthday, she said: “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”
Princess Elizabeth became Queen in 1952 at the age of 25, after the death of the father, King George VI.
Her coronation happened 16 months later at Westminster Abbey.
All The Queen’s title she held before her demise, will now automatically be pass to her son and heir.
She was head of the Commonwealth, commander-in-chief of the British Armed Forces, and supreme governor of the Church of England. She was also patron of more than 600 charities and organizations.
Some Frequently Asked Questions about Queen Elizabeth II
1. How did Queen Elizabeth II become a queen?
“Born in 1926, Elizabeth was the daughter of King George V’s second son and had little expectation of succeeding to the throne until her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936 to marry the divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. After the death of her father, King George VI, 25-year-old Elizabeth was called upon to assume the throne, beginning a momentous reign. In February 2022, the United Kingdom kicked off a series of celebrations for the queen’s Platinum Jubilee—marking 70 years of her service to the British Commonwealth.” as stated on Graphic website.
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