BRITAIN’S QUEEN ELIZABETH II HAS DIED – BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and the nation's figurehead for seven decades, has died aged 96. She died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon, and this news was given to the media by Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, has died aged 96. She died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon, and this news was given to the media by Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow.”

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Charles, her 73-year-old eldest son, immediately ascends to the throne of the United Kingdom and 14 other nations, including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

History:

Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s oldest and longest-serving head of state, came to the throne following her father’s death, King George VI, on Feb. 6, 1952, when she was just 25.

Queen Elizabeth II was the Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other sovereign countries until her death. Her reign of 70 years and seven months, which began on Feb. 6 1952, was the longest of any British monarch in history.

It was on June 2, 1953, when the whole world witnessed the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II – the first ever to be televised. According to the Royal Family, 27 million people in the United Kingdom out of the total population of 36 million viewed the broadcast.

Queen Elizabeth was the first lady from a royal member who had a close encounter with the public. Even she was the first lady who sent an email. She used a network called ARPANET, a precursor to the World Wide Web.

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This time, the whole world is in shock, and several people worldwide send condolences and support to the family, as this is a great loss for the whole world. 

Indian Prime Minister ‘Narendra Modi’ also posted and wrote that he had memorable meeting with the Queen Elizabeth II during his UK visits in 2015 and 2018, and he also mentioned that he is not going to forget her warmth and kindness. 

Indian Prime Minister also recalled one of his memories in which the Queen showed him the handkerchief gifted to the Queen by Mahatma Gandhi during the time of her wedding, and that was a cherished gesture as per Queen Elizabeth II. 

The new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom(UK) ‘Liz Truss’ also tweeted for Queen Elizabeth II in which she wrote, “The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime. My thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time.”

England Famous footballer Harry Kane also tweeted, “My thoughts are with the Royal Family at this very difficult time. The Queen was an amazing inspiration and will be remembered for her incredible years of service to this country. Rest in peace, Your Majesty.”

The CEO of Apple Company, ‘Tim Cook’ also wrote, “There is nothing more noble than to devote your life to the service of others. We stand with the people of the UK and Commonwealth in honouring the life and dedication to duty of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace.”