Queen Elizabeth II Passes at 96, King Charles III New Reigning Monarch of England


Karen Brantley, Social Media Editor

On September 8, British monarch and world leader Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at her Scottish estate at Balmoral Castle. Earlier this morning, Buckingham Palace reported, “The Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral after doctors became concerned for her health”.

People began to gather around Buckingham Palace and at Balmoral waiting for an update on her condition and to show their support to their Queen and the Royal Family.

The news of her passing was announced in a statement from Buckingham Palace that said, “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow.”

(Title: Queen Elizabeth II wearing crown, blue sash and pink gown ) (Library and Archives Canada, e010975985 )

Queen Elizabeth II was the second-longest reigning monarch in history and the longest reigning monarch in British history. Her reign lasted just over 70 years. Nicholas Witchell, BBC Royal Correspondent stated, “It is not just the death of the longest-reigning monarch in British history, it is the end of one of the most remarkable reigns in the more than 1,000-year history of the British monarchy.” She was 96. 

King Charles III, formerly Prince of Wales, assumes the throne immediately as heir. As per custom, an address will be made within the next 24 hours of the ascension. Prince Charles III is 73 and the oldest to ever assume the British throne. “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” says Prince Charles, in a statement posted to the @RoyalFamily official Twitter.

Statement issued by the Royal Family from @RoyalFamily official Twitter account.


Rest In Peace, Queen Elizabeth II.