Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, reigning for 70 years and aged 96 has died at Balmoral
She is said to have died peacefully on Thursday afternoon 8th August 2022 at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer holiday.
Queen Elizabeth II was the Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. She was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. Her father acceded to the throne in 1936 upon the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, making her the heir presumptive.
Earlier on Tuesday, the queen had appointed Liz Truss as the 15th Prime Minister of her reign and she was seen smiling in the photographs they took for the occasion, but looking frail and she was using a walking stick.
The United Kingdom’s Royal Family has now entered a period of mourning, as in the coming days, much of national life will be put on hold.
Most of the official engagements will be canceled and the Union flags will be flown at half-mast on royal residences, government buildings, across the Royal Armed Forces, and on UK posts overseas.
All members of Parliament will pay tribute to the Queen and take an oath of allegiance to King Charles.
There will be church bells tolling and gun salutes as local and national organizations and charities organize ways to pay their respects, with commemorative events and books of condolence.
The Queen is expected to be buried in a state funeral in the next two weeks.
Many foreign leaders have paid tribute to the Queen, with Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari recalling how the story of modern Nigeria will be incomplete without her “The story of modern Nigeria will never be complete without a chapter on Queen Elizabeth ll, a towering global personality and an outstanding leader. She dedicated her life to making her nation, the Commonwealth and the entire world a better place.”
Also, US President Joe Biden recalled how she stood in solidarity with the US in their “darkest days” after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Also, Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister said that the Queen was a constant in Canadians’ lives and one of his “favourite people in the world”.
Also, France’s president, Emmanuel Macron said, she was a “kind-hearted Queen” and “friend of France”.
Her son formerly known as Prince Charles 72 years old, heir to the throne has assumed the throne and is now referred to as King Charles III