Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, passed away on September 8, 2022, hours after the palace released a statement that the 96-year-old queen was under medical supervision at Balmoral. However, a death certificate has been released by the National Records Office of Scotland on Thursday (Sept. 29). Read on to learn about the queen’s cause of death.
What Is The Queen’s Cause Of Death?
Queen Elizabeth II, 96 left for a heavenly abode on September 8, 2022 hours after doctors raised concerns about her health. The National Records of Scotland published a document today (Sept. 29) that the longest-reigning monarch in British history ‘died from “old age” at 3:10 p.m. UK time (10:10 a.m. ET) at Balmoral Castle in Ballater, Scotland’. The document has been signed by Elizabeth’s daughter, Princess Anne.
While the queen’s son King Charles took command as the new king, he made the official announcement of her death on Thursday morning (Sept. 9). Here is what was stated by the new king:
“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and 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.”
As the queen leaves us with her legacy, King Charles III will be coronated several months after the queen’s death. His wife Camilla, Dutchess of Cornwall will also be coronated alongside and will be called “Queen Consort” per the late queen’s request. FYI, as Charles becomes the new king, his oldest son Prince William is set to become the new hire to the throne and will be called the “Duke of Cornwall”.
The Queen’s Funeral…
From world leaders to royal families, Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral was a grand affair. The state funeral took place on September 19, 2022, and around 2,000 dignitaries to attend her last rites. Before the service, the queen’s lying-in-state at Westminster Hall came to end at 6:30 a.m. local time Monday (Sept. 19). Around 250,000 queuers waited for long hours (more than 30 hours) to stand momentarily beside the monarch’s coffin.
The Queen was taken to Windsor, where a committal service was held at St. George’s Chapel. After that, Queen Elizabeth II was buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel with her husband Prince Philip, who passed away last year. Nearly 6,000 military personnel were deployed throughout the meticulously choreographed operation “London Bridge” that began with the queen’s death on September 8.
Buckingham Palace even released a photograph of the queen’s final resting place, which showcased “an engraved ledger stone made of hand-carved Belgian black marble”. On it, the names of her parents and husband were written in brass letters. Well, the queen lived a legendary and healthy life and has left behind a legacy for us to recall.