On September 8, 2022, Buckingham Palace announced the death of the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen died at the age of 96, in Balmoral Castle in Scotland, surrounded by family members.
For more than 70 years he has been on the throne – In June 2022, the Queen of Great Britain became the second longest-reigning monarch in the world, surpassing her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Only Louis XIV, who ruled France from 1643 to 1715, was ahead of her.
Photo instagram.com/theroyalfamily The next monarch of Great Britain will be the eldest son of Elizabeth II – Prince Charles, 73 His wife, 75-year-old Camilla, will become queen consort (meaning that the king's wife has the same social status as him and the female equivalent of his monarchical title).
National mourning in the UK will last 10 days. The national flag is flown at half mast at Buckingham Palace.
Take a look at the 70 years of Queen Mother Elizabeth II's reign in this 2-minute recap.
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