By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Sources: Buckingham Palace and The Royal Family (Information)
Picture: The Royal Family via Twitter (Courtesy)
United Kingdom: Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral on Thursday, September 8th, 2022 after reigning for 70 years.
Her family was by her side at Balmoral Castle, the British royal family’s estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, after doctors expressed concern over her health Thursday.
In a tweet, The Royal Family posted on Twitter, “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Her eldest son, 73 year old Prince Charles, became the King of England immediately upon his mother’s death.
The queen reached the milestone of 70 years on the throne on Feb. 6, 2022, the anniversary of the 1952 death of her father, King George VI.
She was coronated in Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, the first coronation to be broadcast on television.
Born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor in London, she was expected to live the life of a minor royal when she was born on April 21, 1926.
In her seven-decade reign, the queen has shared confidences with 14 prime ministers and met 13 United States presidents.
Prince Philip, who she married in 1947, spent decades by her side before his death in 2021.
Queen Elizabeth II is survived by 3 generations of family members.
Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to you The Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom.
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