Queen Elizabeth II dies aged 96

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Mourning in Great Britain. The queen Elizabeth II He died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. This was announced by the royal family in a message on the social network Twitter, in which they clarify this “The Queen passed away peacefully this afternoon.”

The Queen’s Death implies the ascension to the throne of his eldest son, Prince Charles, aged 73.

“The King and Queen will be staying at Balmoral tonight and tomorrow They will return to London.” they added regarding the heir and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles.

Elizabeth II died accompanied by her family, who urgently moved this Thursday to this summer residence in the Scottish Highlands to be with her.

This Thursday, Buckingham Palace released a statement in which the doctors showed theirs “concern” of the monarch’s health, and recommends his constancy “under medical supervision”. “Following further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remain under medical observation. The Queen also remains comfortable at Balmoral,” the brief statement said.

This public note was released after the Queen postpone a telematic meeting with his Privy Council – which brings together the monarch’s political advisers – after doctors advised him to rest after the “full day” he had on Tuesday with a change of tenant in Downing Street.

The aforementioned agenda change was added to Elizabeth II’s ever-expanding list of annulments, with one of her most symbolic absences being the one that occurred at the opening of the parliamentary session when she handed over her son and heir, Prince Carlos , reading the speech of Govt.

The longest reigning queen in history mobility problems and actually received the new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, at his residence in Balmoral, not in London as is the tradition. Official photos released after the meeting with Truss show Elizabeth II bent over and with a cane.

It’s been tough the last few years

Elizabeth II has been going through a tough time lately. his grandson prince henry decided to leave the royal household after getting married Meghan Markle. When the earthquake struck, an interview the couple gave to Oprah Winfrey in which, among other things, accuses royal family of ‘racism’ stirred the waters again.

On the other hand, prince andrew -his alleged favorite- is immersed in a lawsuit accused of sexual abuse of a minor in the case of the tycoon Jeffrey Epstein, who took his own life in prison after being arrested in 2019 for organizing a network of approx.

her husband, prince philip, died on April 9, 2021, aged 99, after 73 years of marriage. The restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic also made it difficult to say goodbye to the prince.

Queen Elizabeth II turns 96 at a delicate health moment

Queen Elizabeth II’s 96th birthday photo released (April 2022)

Elizabeth II too has gone through several bouts of health. In late 2021, she was forced to lighten her schedule and perform light tasks and engagements after spending a night in hospital. In fact, she spent 2020 practically in seclusion due to the pandemic, even after getting vaccinated.

In addition, last February the monarch with a positive coronavirus test. Despite his advanced age, after receiving the three doses of the vaccine, he showed only mild symptoms, although, yes, admits Covid-19 has left her ‘exhausted’.

A queen who was not meant for the throne

Born April 21, 1926 In London, Elizabeth II marked the history of the British crown and during her reign she witnessed the change of 13 prime ministers. From his throne, he witnessed events such as the Cold War, the space race, the transformation of an empire and the modernization of the monarchy..

Isabel II ascended the throne on February 6, 1952After the death of his father, King George VI, while in Kenya on a Commonwealth tour. Isabel, who was traveling accompanied by Prince Felipe, replaced her father on the trip precisely because Jorge was already in poor health.

Queen Isabel II

Queen Elizabeth II at 2 years old

She was not destined to reign, but the abdication of her father’s elder brother, Edward VIIIin the face of opposition engendered by his association with Wallis Simpson – an American celebrity who has already been divorced twice – made her heir to the throne, making her constitutional and act as a beacon of British unity and representative of her nation to the world.

September 9 2015became Elizabeth II the longest-reigning person in UK history. It was another day in the life of the Queen, who traveled with Felipe by train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank, where she opened a railway line. “Inevitably a long life can have many stages and mine is no exception,” he said the other day.

Queen Isabel II

Queen Elizabeth II at the beginning of her reign

Prince Charles inherits the throne at 73 years old

the queen leaves four children, eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. The line of succession establishes that the eldest son will ascend the throne in the event of death or abdication, rules that were amended in 2013 to ensure that sons do not have preference over their older sisters, if any such.

Thus, Prince Carlos will ascend the throne. The eternal heir assumed his role as first in the line of succession at the age of 20. Now, at 73, will occupy the fate that has been marked since the age of 3. In 2011, he became the longest-reigning heir to the throne, overtaking his great-great-grandfather Edward VII’s father. He is also the second-longest-lived heir in history, surpassed only by Sophia of the Palatinate, who was the heir of Anne of Great Britain and who died in 1714 at the age of 83 without inheriting her.

Last February, during the celebration of her 70-year reign, Elizabeth II directly addressed the unresolved issue of future title Duchess of Cornwall, asking that her daughter-in-law be accorded the same treatment as she had received. Carlos and Camila, both divorced, married in 2005 through a civil marriage. Camilla did not dare to accept the title of Princess of Wales out of respect for the memory of Princess Dayana, Died in 1997 in a traffic accident. Without this title, proposed by Queen Elizabeth II, Duchess of Cornwall, 74 years old, she was relegated to the background of royalty.

British royal family

Queen Elizabeth II with her family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee (May 2022)

The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and although the King is the head of state, his powers are so symbolic and ceremonial and stay politically neutral. Similarly, among his powers is to appoint a government by inviting the leader of the party that wins the general election and to dissolve the executive before the election.

So is the monarch head of state of 14 other Commonwealth countries, a group that was reduced in 2021 after Barbados became a republic. Several Caribbean countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and St. Kitts and Nevis, have also expressed their intention to follow in Barbados’ footsteps.

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