Queen Elizabeth II Has Died
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After reigning for 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate. Her son, King Charles III described the queen’s death as a moment of great sadness for him and his family and that her loss would be deeply felt around the world. King Charles III said in a statement:
“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. (https://tokyosmyrna.com) ”
The King, together with the Queen Consort, Camilla, is scheduled to return to London on Friday to address the nation as per Buckingham Palace. Earlier that day, the Senior royals gathered at Balmoral after they were advised by the Queen’s doctor about her health condition. Soon after, all of the Queen’s children travelled to Balmoral immediately. Her grandson and now heir to the throne, Prince William, and his brother, Prince Harry, also went there.
Meanwhile at the Buckingham Palace in London, crowds who are gathered outside waiting for the updates on the Queen’s condition, began crying as they heard of her death. The union flag on top of the palace was then lowered to half-mast as an official notice announcing the death.
In the coming days, much of national life will be put on hold as the royal family has entered the period of mourning. Unfortunate occasions like this will cancel all official engagements. Union flags will be flown at half-mast on royal residences, government buildings, across the Armed Forces and on UK posts overseas.
Members of Parliament will take an oath to the King as a tribute. There will be church bells tolling and gun salutes as local and national organizations and charities organize ways to pay their respects.
In line with this, the Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was appointed by the Queen said that it was the Queen and the monarch who “provided us with the stability and strength that we needed” in which they were able to build the modern Britain today. When asked about the new King, the Prime minister said:
“We offer him our loyalty and devotion, just as his mother devoted so much, to so many, for so long. And with the passing of the second Elizabethan age, we usher in a new era in the magnificent history of our great country, exactly as Her Majesty would have wished, by saying the words ‘God save the King’.”
In the next two weeks there will be a state funeral for the Queen. As such, foreign leaders have paid tribute and will pay tribute to the Queen for her service.