Buckingham Palace confirmed the queen’s death on Thursday, September 8, saying in a press release that she “died peacefully” at Balmoral Fort in Scotland.
Information of the sovereign’s passing comes after Elizabeth selected to remain in Scotland to formally appoint Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, as a substitute of returning to Windsor Fort due to “mobility issues.”
Days after the ceremony, Buckingham Palace introduced that Her Majesty’s medical staff put her under “supervision” amid her declining health. Prince William, Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, and Harry all traveled to Balmoral, Scotland, to be with the monarch on September 8.
Greater than a 12 months earlier than her demise, Prince Philip was laid to relaxation in April 2021 on the age of 99. A supply completely instructed Us on the time that the queen, who met Philip when she was simply 13 years previous in 1939, was “heartbroken” over her husband’s demise, whom she wed in 1947.
“Elizabeth has found it cathartic to soak up all the well-wishes and tributes to the person she beloved unconditionally for numerous a long time,” a second insider instructed Us after Philip’s passing. “Seeing what number of lives he touched has been nothing wanting extraordinary.”
Elizabeth, who was the longest-reigning monarch in U.K. history, mourned her husband’s death for eight days in accordance with tradition however took a pause to briefly return to work on April 13, 2021, to host a retirement ceremony for her former Lord Chamberlain, The Earl Peel. She didn’t step out in public once more till the Duke of Edinburgh’s April 17 funeral.
“The queen has been wonderful,” daughter-in-law Sophie, Countess of Wessex instructed The Solar following Philip’s death. Sophie, 57, additionally famous that the monarch is “pondering of others earlier than herself.”
Elizabeth — who was topped queen in 1953 one 12 months after her father King George VI’s premature demise — continued to carry out her duties till the top.
“Her feelings are very uncooked proper now, however the queen is aware of Philip would hate it if she sat around moping for the remainder of her years,” a supply instructed Us in April 2021 of the monarch’s intent to proceed to serve the general public following her 95th birthday. “He would have wished her to take care of herself at first as a substitute and she or he intends to do her finest.”
Her remaining few years had been plagued by drama within the royal family as her grandson Harry and Meghan stepped again from their senior royal duties in March 2020 and relocated to California.
The couple spoke out towards The Agency throughout a CBS tell-all interview in March 2021, which prompted an excellent larger rift throughout the household, particularly between Harry and his father, 73, and brother, 40.
By way of all of it, the queen maintained a close relationship with Harry, who she had a “gentle spot” for, in accordance with a supply, and the remainder of her family members.
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