Queen Elizabeth II died of “old age”, according to her death certificate | Death of Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022.

Time of death: 3:10 p.m. Cause: “old age.” Occupation: “Her Majesty the Queen”. The death certificate of Elizabeth II, who died on September 8 at the age of 96, was made public on Thursday by the National Archives of Scotland.

After 70 years of reign, Elizabeth II died at her Scottish castle of Balmoral. His death was announced by Buckingham Palace at 6:30 p.m. local time, but Prime Minister Liz Truss was known to have been informed at 4:30 p.m.

The certificate was signed by Princess Anne, daughter of Elizabeth II, who had accompanied the sovereign during her last hours.

Princes William, Andrew and Edward and the latter's wife arrived at Balmoral Castle on Thursday 8 September, to go to the bedside of Queen Elizabeth II.

His eldest son, now Charles III, had arrived at Balmoral at midday, but his other sons Andrew and Edward, and Charles' eldest son, William, did not arrive until evening. Harry, brother of William, did not arrive until much later.

In the profession box of the certificate is the mention: Her Majesty the Queen. And Windsor Castle, on the western outskirts of London, appears as her usual address there: she has spent most of her time there since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, while Buckingham Palace in the capital is usually the residence. principal of British monarchs.

If the Queen had died in England, it would not have been necessary to complete a death certificate, a legal requirement which applies to the sovereign's subjects, but not to the sovereign himself.

< p class="e-p">But this legal compulsion which dates back to 1836 does not apply in Scotland, which has a separate legislative system and where the law states that every person's death must be recorded.

The certificate was drawn up by Douglas James Allan Glass, physician of Braemar, a village near Balmoral, who had been the Queen's apothecary for 34 years.

According to the Times , he was then at Balmoral for routine staff consultations. We had been concerned about the Queen's health for several months, the 68-year-old doctor said, according to the newspaper.

The main cause of death is recorded, it was expected and we knew what was going to happen, he explained, adding that Princess Anne was nearby and Prince Charles was present.

Queen Elizabeth II welcomed new Prime Minister Liz Truss on September 6, 2022, in what would be her last public appearance.

Elizabeth II's last public appearance was on September 6, when she tasked new Prime Minister Liz Truss with forming a government. The sovereign then appeared smiling, but frail, leaning on her cane.

In recent years, the palace had remained very discreet about the state of health of the sovereign. He had only revealed after leaks in the press his night of hospitalization a year ago for examinations, the nature of which has never been specified.

Then, mobility problems were mentioned, while she canceled many appearances.

Thousands people gathered to attend the funeral or see the funeral procession.

Ten days of national mourning followed the Queen's passing. Tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of people lined up to pay their respects before his coffin first in Edinburgh, then in London, in Westminster.

Some 2,000 people, including heads of state and members of royal families, attended the state funeral in Westminster Abbey on September 19.

But thousands of other people had crowded along the roads to see one last time the coffin of this immensely popular queen in her country.

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