International Business News – Buckingham Palace confirmed on the 8th that Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland that afternoon at the age of 96.
After Queen Elizabeth II’s death, her eldest son, Crown Prince Charles, took over the throne. The King and Queen are due to return to the capital, London, on the 9th, a statement from Buckingham Palace said.
Buckingham Palace released information earlier on the 8th that the Queen’s health was worrying, and many of her relatives rushed to Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth II has seen a marked reduction in public engagements following the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in April last year, and canceled or postponed several official engagements following a hospital check in October last year. In February this year, she was diagnosed with the new crown virus. In early June, the United Kingdom held a series of events to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne, and she missed several official functions due to illness. On the 6th of this month, Elizabeth II appointed Truss as the new prime minister at Balmoral Castle. The royal family announced the next day that the Queen had postponed a virtual Privy Council meeting.
Queen Elizabeth II was born in April 1926 and succeeded to the throne in 1952, making her the longest-reigning monarch in British history.