As the world’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at 96 while vacationing in Scotland at her remote summer residence, Balmoral Castle.
The Royal Family’s Tweet: “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,”
According to Buckingham Palace, her Majesty had been under medical supervision since her health began to deteriorate in recent months. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, Charles, inherited the British throne immediately after her death.
The 73-year-old is the oldest person ever to hold the throne. He became an heir apparent when his mother was crowned Queen when he was three. In addition to the UK, King Charles III, as the new Monarch, will be referred to and assume responsibility for all fourteen Commonwealth nations, including Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern: We share our thanks for an incredible woman whom we had the privilege of calling our Queen”, she said, adding she was “extraordinary”. “Whether you are young or old, there is no doubt that a chapter is closing today,” she said. With Queen Elizabeth II now the new Queen, Charles has taken over the head of state of the Commonwealth, which includes Australia and New Zealand.
Several nations are lowering their flags in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, who served as head of state in both countries. Both of these nations are Commonwealth nations. Parliament in Australia has been suspended and will not be back for at least two weeks.
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Next week, politicians in its neighboring nation are expected to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in the House of Commons. The Associated Press has reported that Queen Elizabeth II is also the longest-serving monarch of all nations, following the monarchy system dating back to the 17th century.
On Thursday, the Bank of England announced that its banknotes featuring Queen Elizabeth II’s image would remain legal. After the period of national mourning was observed, the central bank said it would announce the matter. As the first Monarch featured on Bank of England banknotes, the late Queen made a statement in a statement.
Reuters cites his spokesman as saying that King Charles III will address the nation on Friday. In the wake of the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who reigned for 96 years, he will make his first public speech. In response to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, several sporting events were canceled on Thursday, including cricket, gold, and rugby. Others observed a minute’s silence in tribute.
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Following the announcement that Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has died, hundreds gathered outside Buckingham Palace. It was the eldest son of the King of Britain, Charles, who immediately succeeded her. A statement released by the King stated that he and all family members were devastated by the loss of their “beloved mother.”