Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96.
Her Majesty The Queen died while in residence at Balmoral Castle.
Buckingham Palace announced the news on Thursday evening (8th September).
The passing of the monarch saw the beginning of Operation London Bridge. This sparked a series of events that are required after the passing of the Sovereign. The Prime Minister Liz Truss was informed by Her Majesty’s Private Secretary before the information was released to the other 15 Commonwealth countries where Queen Elizabeth II was Head of State.
Earlier this week, The Queen requested Liz Truss form a government following the resignation of Boris Johnson.
Once the Governments of these realms were informed of Her Majesty’s death, news began to break across the United Kingdom and the world. A notice was placed on the gates of Buckingham Palace informing the public of her passing.
Upon the death of Her Majesty, her son and heir, Charles, became King Charles III. A meeting of the Accession Council is expected to take place at St James’s Palace on Saturday where all formalities will take place. Proclamations will be made in the coming days.
The Queen is expected to lie in state at Westminster Hall until her funeral, details of which will be announced in due course.
The second Elizabethan era has sadly come to an end and we now must celebrate the life and reign of a Queen whose service, steadfastness and dedication will likely never be matched again. With that in mind we say, “Rest in Peace, Queen Elizabeth II”.
God Save The King.