Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, died on September 8, 2022, after a seven-decades-long reign. The Queen died aged 96. On Thursday, September 29, the National Records of Scotland released her death certificate. According to her death certificate, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor died of old age.

 Her daughter, Princess Anne signed the papers. She had also accompanied the monarch’s body as it made its way from Scotland to London

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Just two days prior to her death, the queen met with new Conservative Party leader Liz Truss at Balmoral, where she formally appointed Truss the 15th prime minister of her reign.

The Registrar General for Scotland documented the death on September 16. Her father, King George VI, and mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, are also named on her death certificate.

Following a comment from the Royal Family, BBC News confirmed the death at 18:31 BST on September 8. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” stated the official statement. “Her Majesty The Queen” was listed as her profession.

Britain’s oldest reigning monarch died just hours after the palace disclosed she was being kept under “medical supervision” at Balmoral, where the royals rushed to her side.

It wasn’t until 6.30pm that the queen’s death was officially confirmed. (1.30 p.m. ET), a turning point in British history that stalled news broadcasts and triggered a 10-day nationwide mourning period.

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Her death was marked by a grand cavalcade of events all over the world, ultimately resulting in the sombre pageantry of her state funeral in London and subsequent private burial at Windsor.

Thousands of mourners from all over the world formed a 5-mile line across London’s River Thames to pay tribute and observe the queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall.

After her death, Queen Elizabeth was succeeded by her eldest son Charles, 73, the erstwhile Prince of Wales who now rules as King Charles III. Prince William, Charles’ eldest son, will succeed him.