The Death of Elizabeth II
The Queen of England has died, Buckingham Palace announced at 7:35 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Her relatives, aware of her dire state of health, were at her bedside at Balmoral Castle.
The whole world is shocked by the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of England who died on Thursday, announced Buckingham Palace. She is 96 years old, after 70 years reigning as Queen of England.
This Thursday afternoon’s press release from Buckingham Palace (September 8, 2022) caused immediate backlash. “After a new assessment this morning”, Queen Elizabeth II’s doctors found her health condition “worrying”. The 96-year-old monarch has been “placed under medical supervision” at his Balmoral castle in Scotland. During the day, his relatives join him at his bedside. Finally, Buckingham Palace announced the king’s death at the age of 96. Charles automatically became king.
Strange to hear the name Charles III so soon
In front of Buckingham Royal Palace, hundreds of people gathered, of all ages, tourists and Londoners alike. They took pictures of guards and flags at half-mast. Some brought bouquets of flowers. Victoria, a 27-year-old British woman, does not hide her emotions: “She is a national figure, I am torn between sadness and admiration for her service to her country and Commonwhealth. It was strange to hear the name of Charles III so soon. He would continue to diligently follow the program about the Queen during the days of mourning to come.
Angelica and Carly, 20, arrived last week to study in London. The two Americans jumped into the subway as soon as they heard the news. “We started shaking. We have come to pay homage to him at this important moment in history. We want to be here to show our support.” Police officers stood guard in front of the gate which was filled with wreaths of flowers.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss calls Charles “His Royal Highness Charles III”
Today the Crown passes, as it has for more than a thousand years, to our new king, our new Head of State, His Majesty King Charles III,” said the Prime Minister, who was received in audience by Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday. It was exactly 8:09 pm when Liz Truss appeared on television dressed all in black.
Twenty minutes earlier, the whole world learned of Queen Elizabeth II’s death at the age of 96 after 70 years of ruling the British monarchy. Therefore with their faces covered the new tenants of 10 Downing Street paid homage to this king “loved and admired throughout the world”. “England is devastated by the death of the Queen, the ‘stone’ on which modern England is built,” he said.
In his first official communication, the new King Charles III evokes “a moment of great sadness”
“The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen is a very sad time for me and all members of my family. We are deeply saddened by the death of a dear ruler and much-loved mother.”
Queen Elizabeth II Has died, Charles III succeeded her. The queen is dead, long live the king of England
From the exact second when Queen Elizabeth II, his mother, died. He was the king and dizziness might strike him when he realized that this accusation, whose shadow had accompanied him all his life, from the moment of his birth, had finally fallen on him.
He is King Charles III and soon all the ceremonies he attends will begin and end with a hymn in his honor: God Save The King.
The eldest son of the ruler inherited the crown at an advanced age. His personality, more open and more committed, could redefine the British monarchy.
The international community salutes the “Queen’s extraordinary courage »
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ thoughts were with the Queen, her family and the British people at this time. During a press conference in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission said “my thoughts and prayers are with her.
He represents the entire history of Europe which is our common home with our British friends, he has always given us stability and confidence, he has shown incredible courage, he is a legend in my eyes.
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