LONDON (Fox News) – Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a beloved face and source of strength to her country for seven years, died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She is 96 years old.
Elizabeth’s doctors said earlier on Thursday they were ‘concerned for Her Majesty’s health’ and that she was ‘resting comfortably’ under medical supervision at Balmoral Hospital.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement that she died “peacefully” on Thursday afternoon.
Buckingham Palace said: “The King and Queen will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”
Her husband Prince Philip predeceased the royal, who spent more than seven years supporting the Queen. The Duke of Edinburgh, Britain’s oldest wife, died in April 2021 aged 99. Elizabeth and Philip have been married for over 70 years and have four children together: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
From the curly-haired baby girl known to her family as “Lilibet”, to her lovable great-grandmother who loves wide-brimmed hats, thoughtful fashion and well-fitting shoes, and eyeglasses, the Queen has always been the favorite of her subjects. at home. On several visits to Commonwealth countries around the world.
Her “walk” of pausing to shake hands with the audience and speaking briefly seemed to reinforce her once commented, “I’ve got to believe it.”
But being in public doesn’t necessarily mean her audience knows everything about her. The media has never dug into the Queen’s private life as the US President.
Well known things include: The Queen loves corgis (she is said to have owned over 30 in her lifetime) and thoroughbred horses, she is said to like drinking gin with Dupontnet and that she s am interested in Scottish country dancing and country walks.
Other reports say she loves puzzles, and in 2011 there were several stories of her ordering herself an iPad after her grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry showed her theirs.
All in all, not a ton of personal information about someone who has long been a reassuring part of his subject’s life.
But while she appears smiling and happy in public, the Queen has also faced adversity — from war to the divorce of three of her four children, the death of her lovely stepdaughter Princess Diana in 1997 and the death of her lovely daughter-in-law Princess Diana in 1992. The fire severely damaged Windsor Castle, one of her official residences. What seemed constant in his life was a sense of responsibility and self-discipline.
Born on April 21, 1926 in her maternal grandfather’s London home as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, the future Queen was privately educated at home with her sister Margaret Rose. Even as a child, she was considered wise and wise.
When her uncle Edward VIII abdicated in 1936 and married American divorcee Wallis Simpson, Elizabeth’s father became King George VI and she was next in line to the throne.
With the outbreak of the Second World War, Elizabeth and Margaret moved successively to Balmoral Castle in Scotland, then to Windsor Castle. In a radio address to other evacuated children in 1940, Elizabeth, then 14, showed her courage, saying, “Each of us knows that in the end, everything will be fine.”
Broadcasting in the Commonwealth on her 21st birthday, she pledged: “I declare before you all that my whole life, long or short, will be dedicated to you and our great Royal Family. Belong.”
Elizabeth married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947 and reportedly first fell in love with him when she was 13. speech added a unique charm to the royal family. Elizabeth beamed before him, they had a son and a daughter, and she didn’t have to be a monarch yet.
On February 6, 1952, while traveling with her husband in Kenya, Elizabeth learned of her father’s death at the age of 56. The cause of death was cancer.
After their immediate return to London, Elizabeth (now the Queen) and Philip moved into Buckingham Palace, which would be her primary residence for the rest of her life.
After her coronation at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, she became known for trying to modernize the monarchy and have more personal contact with her subjects – garden parties at the invitation of 100 couples from all over in the UK to share. The couple on their wedding date participates in the celebration. its 25th anniversary.
Elizabeth’s dedication and lifelong service made her an important figurehead for Britain and the Commonwealth. The Queen considers the public and volunteering to be one of the most important aspects of her role. It is associated with more than 600 charities, military associations and public service organizations. His sponsorships cover a wide range of issues, including youth opportunities and wildlife conservation.
Elizabeth was also known for her ability to keep her cool. In 1981, during a military parade celebrating her birthday, she fired six shots in his direction at close range as she rode Burmese horses (they later turned out to be virgins) through the mall. Elizabeth was praised for her skill in controlling startled horses.
A year later, she woke up in her palace bedroom to find an intruder sitting at the foot of her bed. She calmly picked up the phone and called the police, then chatted with him until help arrived.
Throughout her tenure, the Queen was also known for her good health. The Queen’s health has been the subject of public speculation in recent months when she was advised to cut back on cocktails for her health. Shortly after, Elizabeth spent the night in hospital after being ordered to rest. She returned to Windsor Castle the next day, the palace said at the time.
On February 20, 2022, the Queen tested positive for COVID-19. According to Buckingham Palace, she has developed mild cold symptoms but plans to continue working. The diagnosis has attracted the attention and well-wishes of British political circles. The palace noted that the queen was fully vaccinated and received a booster shot.
The Queen has already made two televised addresses to the nation at the start of the 2020 pandemic and has sought to lead by example. Due to coronavirus restrictions, she let people know she had been vaccinated and sat alone at the funeral of her 72-year-old husband.
At her death, Elizabeth was the most traveled British head of state and the longest married British monarch. She reigned longer than any other monarch in British history, becoming a much-loved and respected figure during her decades-long reign. On February 6, 2022, she reached the milestone of her 70th anniversary on the throne, a moment that will be celebrated in June with the Platinum Jubilee.
Elizabeth is survived by four children, eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. His eldest son, Charles, 73, is the first to accede to the throne.