Buckingham Palace announced the Elizabeth II, Queen of England, died at the age of 96in the company of his whole family, had been rushed in the last few hours to Balmoral Castlein Scotland.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon“, reported the official account of the royal family. “The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and will return to London tomorrow,” they noted.
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. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
Daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth -known as the Queen Mother-, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London on April 21, 1926 and led the monarchy from February 6, 1952after the sudden death of his father, to the throne on February 6, 1952.
As monarch he served 70 years and 214 daysbeing the second oldest royal head in history, only after the French Louis XIV, who added 72 years and 110 days, from May 14, 1643 at the age of 4 years.
In addition, Elizabeth II was sovereign of 14 other independent States constituted in a kingdom and that are part of the Commonwealth of Nations: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Bahamas, Grenade, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvaluan, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Old and bearded Y Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Isabel II married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark on November 20, 1947in Westminster Abbey, and had four children: Carlos (1948), Ana (1950), Andrés (1960) and Eduardo (1964); then adding eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren to the family.
Widowed in April 2021when Philip of Edinburgh died at the age of 99, due to “old age”, since no illness appeared as the cause of death.
“NOT BORN TO BE QUEEN”
History remembers that Elizabeth II “was not born to be queen”, as Edward VII abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson, American and twice divorced. Thus, the throne passed to his brother Albert, who took over as George VI at the end of 1936.
Thus, Isabel II began her “instruction” at the age of 10 to assume one day as queen, which took place at the age of 25 and was also the first ceremony of this type to be recorded and broadcast on television. Two facts are recalled from this decision: Prime Minister Winston Churchill opposed and is considered one of the milestones in the sale of televisions in the United Kingdom.
“1992 is not a year I will look back on with pleasure”the queen once said, in the so-called “Annus horribilis”, as a result of the divorces of her children Andrés and Ana, the later edition of a biography of Diana of Wales -recounting her marriage to Carlos- and the disclosure of calls phone conversations between him and his lover, Camilla Parker-Bowles, which ended with another royal separation.
In 1997, when Lady Di died, the queen Elizabeth II faced criticism in the media and from the population, because his historical bad relationship with her contrasted with the affection that the British people had for him. Finally, she managed to find a way to pay tribute to her and even gave a speech in her memory, shocking everyone.