Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at her residence in Scotland on Thursday at the age of 96. She was the longest-reigning monarch in British history, the head of the country, and a towering presence on the international scene for seven decades.
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The queen’s family hurried to Scotland’s Balmoral Castle to be by her side as word spread that her health was deteriorating just after midday on Thursday when her doctors said she was under medical monitoring.
In front of downtown London’s Buckingham Palace, where thousands had gathered, there was a moment of stunned quiet as the flag was lowered to half-mast. As soon as the sign about the passing of the only monarch that the majority of Britons had ever known was attached to the black iron gates, the mob rushed to the entrance.
When her father King George VI passed away on February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth II, who was also the world’s oldest and longest-serving head of state, ascended to the throne at the age of barely 25.
When Elizabeth became king, a sizable portion of Britain’s former dominion remained. It was recovering from the effects of World War Two, but food restrictions and the dominance of class and privilege remained.
Following Norman King William the Conqueror, who ascended to the English throne in 1066 following his victory against Anglo-Saxon king Harold II at the Battle of Hastings, Elizabeth was the 40th monarch in a line of kings.
She frequently shattered records for British monarchs because of her lengthy reign. She claimed that surpassing the more than 63 years her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria reigned for was not a goal she had ever set for herself.
They had four children together: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward, during the course of their 73-year marriage to Prince Philip, which lasted until his death in April 2021.
The queen, whose husband passed away last year, has been forced to cancel almost all of her public appearances at the end of last year due to what Buckingham Palace described as “episodic mobility issues.”
Not just people in Britain were shocked by the news; foreign leaders also expressed their sorrow.