QUEEN Elizabeth II has passed away, Politicalite reports with deep regret. The world’s longest-serving monarch passed away at Balmoral this afternoon.
The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral and will return to London tomorrow.
The Prime Minister Liz Truss was informed of the news a short time ago by the Queen’s private secretary Sir Edward Young.
In June 2022 Queen Elizabeth celebrated a historic Platinum Jubilee. Some royal commentators saw it a ”final goodbye” to the British public.
Her Majesty’s coffin is expected to lie in state in Westminster Hall for a number of days in the coming days so that the public can pay their respects ahead if a full state funeral in London.
More than 200,000 people paid their respects to the Queen Mother when her body was laid in state for three days and numbers for the Queen are expected to surpass this significantly as there is an entire generation of people who have never known life without her.
“There’s not an aspect of life that hasn’t changed since the Queen ascended the throne in 1952, but the one constant in the midst of this has been the Queen, the rock-solid thing we can hang on to, now that has gone.” Royal Expert and Journalist Penny Juror told Politicalite.
The nation has now entered mourning and is in shock, the next few weeks are expected to be very traumatic for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The stock market has been suspended and normal broadcasting on all television stations and radio stations will not resume to normal until after the funeral.
After this, it’s expected that the body will be laid to rest in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where both the Queen Mother and her father, King George VI, are buried and her late husband Prince Philip.
CHARLES IS NOW KING
The Prince of Wales is to become King and will be proclaimed king in the coming days. He will have a full coronation after a period of mourning, the period is usually one year. He is expected to be known as King Charles III and The Duchess of Cornwall will become Camilla, Queen Consort.
Royal Journalist and author Penny Junor told Town and Country that despite rumours Charles will rule under another name, that is not likely, “I think it’s very probable that he will be King Charles III,” the journalist and author Penny Junor told Town & Country. “I think there is no good reason why he might not.”
It’s is likely that Prince William will then become the Prince of Wales and Catherine the Princess of Wales.
His Royal Highness King Charles III is expected to address the nation in the coming days from St James’ Palace or Buckingham Palace.
WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
There will be an expected 7-10 days between the Queen’s death and her funeral during this time her body will remain at Balmoral so the family can spend time together.
She will then be moved to Westminister Hall where she will lie in state for a number of days so the public can pay their respects. More than 200,000 people visited the Queen Mother’s body in 2002. And then, on the 7th or 10th day, the Queen’s body will be moved to Westminister Abbey for a state funeral. The funeral will be attended by state officials from all over the world and will be coordinated by the armed forces and Government.
QUEEN: 70 GLORIOUS YEARS
Queen Elizabeth was Britain’s longest-serving monarch – Elizabeth II was born on the 21st April 1926 and was the Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952.
Additionally, she was Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of 12 countries.
Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive.
She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War and she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she had four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
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