The world is in mourning today as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has passed away after a historic 70-year reign. She was 96-years-old.
CNN and various other outlets have confirmed that The Queen died at Balmoral, in the Scottish Highlands, which was purchased by her great-great-grandfather Prince Albert for Queen Victoria in 1852. She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Prince Charles, her eldest son, succeeds her as King and his wife Camilla’s title would be Queen Consort according to royal accession.
The Queen’s death comes just under 18 months and after that of her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9th, 2021. Earlier this year, the Queen celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, a record-breaking 70 years on the throne. In a rare personal statement to mark the occasion of her accession.
Elizabeth’s last public appearance came on Tuesday when she met with England’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss. Her condition had been in question for a while with her Royal duties being scaled back over the past year, and trips being canceled on doctors’ orders at the last minute without any real explanation.
“It is a day that, even after 70 years, I still remember as much for the death of my father, King George VI, as for the start of my reign.”
While it’s expected Charles will be the next monarch, there’s been rumors he could pass on the crown, making his eldest son, Prince William, the new King of England.
Queen Elizabeth is survived by her 4 children, 8 grandchildren, more great-grandchildren, and many extended Royal family members. Our thought and prayers with the Royal Family.