Queen Elizabeth II passes away: Queen Elizabeth II, who reigned the UK for 70 years, passed away at Balmoral at the age of 96. After worries about her health grew early, her family gathered at her Scottish estate. Queen Elizabeth II saw significant social change after ascending to the throne in 1952. The King and the Queen Consort will spend today (08.09.2022) and tomorrow (09.09.22) in Balmoral before departing for London.
Queen Elizabeth II passes away: Key Points
- Queen Elizabeth II was in placement under medical supervision, all of 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.
- Queen Elizabeth II, who on Tuesday appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss, said she was the “rock” upon which modern Britain was founded and that she had “given us the stability and strength that we required.”
- Crowds waiting for information on the Queen Elizabeth II’s condition at Buckingham Palace in London started wailing when they got to know of her passing.
- At 18:30 BST, the Union flag atop the palace was lowered to half-staff, and a formal notification of the death was put up on a noticeboard outside.
- A medley of state ceremonies, a vibrant festival of everything British, and energetic street festivities were held to commemorate the milestone.
Queen Elizabeth II passes away: Reign of Queen Elizabeth II
- The reign of Queen Elizabeth II as head of state covered the post-World War II period of austerity, the change from an empire to a Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War, and the UK’s membership in – and exit from – the European Union.
- Th15 prime ministers served during her time in office, including Ms. Truss, who was born 101 years after Winston Churchill, in 1874.
- Throughout her rule, Queen Elizabeth II met with her prime minister on a weekly basis.
- For this less reverent era, Queen Elizabeth II changed the monarchy 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.
- Queen Elizabeth II came under fire for not publicly commenting after Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.
Queen Elizabeth II passes away: Queen Elizabeth II Early Life
- Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor (Queen Elizabeth II) was born the Queen on April 21, 1926, in Mayfair, London.
- Few could have predicted Queen Elizabeth II would become the monarch, but in December 1936, her uncle Edward VIII abdicated the monarchy in order to wed American Wallis Simpson, who had previously been divorced twice.
- Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, abdicated in favour of her sister Lilibet, who was heir to the throne at the age of 10.
- Britain and Nazi Germany were at war in three years. After their parents rejected recommendations that they be moved to Canada, Elizabeth and her younger sister, Princess Margaret, spent a large portion of the war at Windsor Castle.
- Elizabeth, who was then 18 years old, completed five months training as a driver and basic mechanic with the Auxiliary Territorial Service. She subsequently reflected, “I started to comprehend the esprit de corps that thrives in the face of adversity.
- She corresponded via letters with her third cousin Philip, Prince of Greece, who was enlisting in the Royal Navy, during the course of the conflict.
- The couple’s relationship flourished, and on November 20, 1947, they were married at Westminster Abbey, with the prince assuming the title of Duke of Edinburgh.
- After 74 years of marriage, she would later refer to him as “my strength and stay” before his 99th birthday in 2021.
- The monarchy’s usefulness in contemporary society has been called into doubt.
- Queen Elizabeth II had vowed to devote her life to service when she was a young princess of 21.
Queen Elizabeth II passes away: Queen Elizabeth II Children
- 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 was representing the ill King in Kenya in 1952 when Philip informed her that her father had passed away. As the new Queen, Queen Elizabeth II went back to London right away.
- In front of a then-record TV audience, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, when she was 27 years old.
- Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, at the age of 27, in front of an estimated 20 million viewers of the then-record TV broadcast.
- With the demise of the British Empire abroad and the swinging ’60s eroding social conventions at home, the following decades would witness significant change.
- But there were times of both personal and national suffering.
- Three of the Queen Elizabeth II’s children’s marriages failed during the “annus horribilis” of 1992, when a fire destroyed Windsor Castle, a functional palace as well as a private dwelling.