The head of state of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth countries is Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth died Thursday at the age of 96 in the Scottish castle of Balmoral.
His death comes after seventy years of reign in which a monarchy, now turning a new leaf, has overcome numerous crises.
It was “a dear ruler and a dear mother“, his death”a moment of great sadness for me and all members of my family” had the words His eldest son, 73-year-old Carlos, automatically became the new ruler under the name Carlos III.
Buckingham Palace said in announcing his death that he and his new queen, Camilla, planned to spend the night in Scotland and return to London on Friday.
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II. Elizabeth’s deteriorating health has accelerated in recent days. On Tuesday, resigning Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his successor, Liz Truss, were received in Balmoral and stopped in London for the first time in the long run to avoid the 800-mile journey.
Two days later his doctorsConcerned for His Majesty’s health, he recommended that he remain under medical supervision.“Therefore, despite living in California since leaving the monarchy in 2020, the decision was made to travel at once for their children and grandchildren, including Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, who were in London for a charity event, a heavy blow to the institution.
II. Elizabeth’s death”a great shock to the nation and the worldAs Truss gave a short speech at the gates of Downing Street, messages of condolence poured in from all over the planet.
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Sporting events in England, including cricket tests and European golf championships scheduled for Friday, have been cancelled. Manchester United’s match against Real Sociedad in the UEFA Europa League took place, but a minute’s silence was held before the kick-off and the players wore black armbands.
During a meeting with British Prime Minister Liz Truss, a photo posted on the royal family’s official Twitter account described the monarch’s deteriorating health, an issue of old age.
Among some signs of discomfort, such as a visibly hunched posture, is an observation made by some Internet users: On the back of his right hand is a dark speck that closes with the president of his country in the picture.
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The Queen’s health began to worry the country on October 20, then “reluctantly accepting medical advice to rest“He spent a night in the hospital to undergo medical tests, the nature of which was never specified.
Since that time He has had to forgo events like the UN climate conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021 or the traditional speech from the throne at which he initiates the new parliamentary session each year.One of the most important constitutional duties he left behind as Carlos.
II, who was handed over to his duty with his body and soul. Elizabeth had survived the pandemic, the devastating death of her husband Felipe, who died in April 2021 at the age of almost 100, and the various crises of the royal family.
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*with information from AFP
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