Queen Elizabeth II of England passed away at the age of 96. With the death of the Queen, who has been on the throne for 70 years, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will rule the country in mourning as the new king.
During the day, the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who was stated to be under the supervision of a doctor at the hospital due to health problems, came.
The official statement came from Buckingham Palace. The crowd, which started to gather in front of the palace within the day after the announcement, started to increase. An announcement is expected on the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who went down in history as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
STATEMENT FROM NEW KING CHARLES AND PRIME MINISTER TRUSS
King Charles, who came to the throne after the death of the Queen, said in his first statement, “My dear mother, the death of the Queen is a moment of greatest sadness for me.”
Prime Minister Liz Truss, on the other hand, said in a statement in front of the Prime Minister’s Residence that the death of Queen Elizabeth II had shocked both the UK and the world.
Truss said, “Queen Elizabeth II was like the rock on which modern Britain was built. If Britain is a great country today, it is because of her. The Crown now passes to King Charles III. We offer our loyalty and devotion to the King. The King of God. Bless!” he said.
CHILDHOOD AND ACCESSION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH
Born in Mayfair, London, on April 21, 1926, Elizabeth’s accession to the throne was considered unlikely. In 1936, however, Elizabeth’s father, King George, ascended the throne after her uncle Edward VII abdicated to marry the twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson.
When Elizabeth was only 13, England went to war with Nazi Germany. Elizabeth and her sister, Princess Margaret, spent much of the wartime at Windsor Castle when their families refused to evacuate to Canada.
During the war, Elizabeth exchanged letters with her distant cousin, Prince Philip of Greece, and married Philip in 1947. Prince Philip passed away last year at the age of 99.
Elizabeth, who received the news of her father George’s death during a trip to Kenya in 1952, immediately returned to England and became Queen at 27. 20 million people watched Elizabeth’s coronation ceremony, which was recorded at that time.