London: Queen Elizabeth II Dies At Age 96 After Reigning For 70 Years.
According to her son King Charles III, it was a “time of tremendous anguish” for him and his family, and her loss will be “deeply felt” worldwide.
Following growing concerns over her health early Thursday, senior royals convened at her Scottish home.
Queen Elizabeth II Has Died, And We Are Devastated
The Queen saw a significant social change after ascending to the throne in 1952.
King, His Majesty, said: “We deeply lament the loss of a beloved Mother and beloved Sovereign. I’m confident that the nation, the Realms, the Commonwealth, and many people worldwide will be devastated by her passing.”
He stated that he and his family would be “comforted and sustained by our awareness of the respect and profound affection in which The Queen was so universally held” during the time of loss and transformation.
Buckingham Palace released the following statement: “The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
The King and the Queen Consort will spend this evening and tomorrow in Balmoral before departing for London.
Following the Queen’s placement under medical supervision, all her children made their way to Balmoral, which is close to Aberdeen.
Prince William, her grandson, is also present, and Prince Harry is en route.
The Queen Just Wished The Future King “God Save The King”
The Queen, who on Tuesday named Liz Truss as prime minister, was described as the “rock” upon which modern Britain was created and as having “given us with the stability and strength that we required.”
She stated of the new King: “We offer him our loyalty and love, just as his mother so intensely and so long ago gave to so many.
And as the second Elizabethan era ends, we declare “God save the King,” just as Her Majesty would have wanted, to usher in a new chapter in the glorious history of our great nation.
The Queen appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss on Tuesday, and she described her as the “rock” upon which modern Britain was founded, giving the country “the stability and strength that we required.”
She stated this about the future King: “We offer him our allegiance and love, just as his mother so much, so long, to so many.
And just as Her Majesty would have desired, we herald a new period in the beautiful history of our great country as the second Elizabethan age comes to an end by exclaiming, “God save the King.”
The Hard Facts On The Royal Family
Princess Anne was born in 1950, Prince Andrew in 1960, and Prince Edward in 1964. Their first son, Charles, was born in 1948. They each produced eight grandkids and twelve great-grandchildren for their parents.
Princess Elizabeth represented the ill King in Kenya in 1952 when Philip informed her that her father had passed away. As the new Queen, she went back to London right away.
She later remembered, “It was all a very sudden kind of taking on and doing the best job you can.
Elizabeth was crowned at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, when she was 27 years old, in front of what was reportedly a record-breaking TV audience of more than 20 million people.
With the demise of the British Empire abroad and the swinging ’60s eroding social conventions at home, the following decades would witness a significant change.
Elizabeth II For Britain’s ‘Centre Of Gravity’, A Celebration
Elizabeth changed the monarchy for this less reverent era by interacting with the populace through walkabouts, royal visits, and attendance at public events. She visited every Commonwealth nation at least once, demonstrating her unwavering dedication to the organisation.
But there were times of both personal and national suffering. Three of the Queen’s children’s marriages failed during the “annus horribilis” of 1992 when a fire destroyed Windsor Castle, a functional palace and a private dwelling.
The Queen came under fire for not publicly commenting after Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.
The monarchy’s usefulness in contemporary society has been called into doubt.
She admitted that “no institution…should expect to be free from the scrutiny of those who give it their allegiance and support, let alone those who don’t.”
Elizabeth had vowed to devote her life to service when she was a young princess of 21.
After many years, she reflected on those comments and said, “Although that pledge was made in my salad days, when I was green in judgement, I do neither regret nor withdraw one word of it,” at the celebration of her silver jubilee in 1977.
On the weekend of her Platinum Jubilee in June, 45 years after making her initial vow to serve, she thanked the country in a letter.
A combination of state ceremonies, a vibrant festival of everything British, and energetic street festivities were held to commemorate the milestone.
The Queen stated, “My heart has been with you all,” even if her health prevented her from attending some events.
Analysis by: Advocacy Unified Network