With the family – Britons in mourning: Queen Elizabeth II passed away


After the disturbing news from the British royal family, the sad news is now out. Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday at the age of 96, surrounded by her family. The Royals had rushed to Balmoral in Scotland, where the Queen had last stayed. The country is in mourning.

“London Bridge Is Down” – this code was used to inform employees and close confidants, as well as the head of state – including newly sworn in Prime Minister Liz Truss – that the Queen was no longer alive. What follows is strictly regulated, such as who will take over the official announcement and how the funeral will take place.

On the throne since 1952
The British monarch has sat on the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the British Commonwealth since 1952. Most recently, Elizabeth II struggled with health issues, and since the death of her husband, Prince Philipp, her grandchildren had taken on more and more roles in public representation.

The royal family had previously traveled to Balmoral Castle, with Prince Charles and his wife, Duchess Camilla, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and his younger brother Prince Edward and his wife Countess Sophie. Prince William was also present, his wife Duchess Kate stayed with the children. It was also confirmed that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan would be arriving from California.

Source: Krone


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