It is indeed a sad day for Britain and the world at large as Queen Elizabeth II, the longest serving monarch of Britain who reigned for seven decades on the throne of the United Kingdom is reported died at the age of 96.
The Britain Queen “died peacefully” on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands.
It will be recalled that the queen had earlier been placed under medical supervision in the early hours of Thursday.
The medical officials said: “Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision,” the palace had said in a statement.
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Other members of the royal family had also traveled to Balmoral, to visit the Queen were: her grandson Prince William, who is now the heir apparent.
Prince Harry, who was already in the country for a charity event, was also reportedly en route.
Her medical reports note that in February, the Queen contracted COVID-19, which she later described as leaving her “very tired and exhausted.”
In June, Elizabeth was at the Platinum Jubilee to celebrate her 70 years on the throne, watching the parade from a balcony of Buckingham Palace. But she was absent from other festivities. And on Tuesday, she met with the U.K.’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, at Balmoral, a first in her reign.
Elizabeth took over the throne on Feb. 6, 1952. Over her 70-year-long reign, she witnessed an amazing period of British history, including decolonization and the independence of more than 20 countries that were once a part of the British Empire.
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