If the Queen had died in England it would not have been necessary to register her death as it is reserved for subjects only, but she died in Scotland
Time of death: 3:10 p.m. Cause: “old age”. Occupation: “Her Majesty the Queen.” The Scottish National Archives this Thursday published the death certificate of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on 8 September at her residence in Balmoral, in the Scottish Highlands.
The publication puts an end to certain speculation that has been circulating in recent weeks about the actual cause of death. Some information had suggested that the monarch might suffer from some ailment at the end of her life, which has now been ruled out.
The certificate was signed by Princess Anne, daughter of Elizabeth II, who accompanied the monarch during her last hours of her life.
If the Queen had died in England, it would not have been necessary to register her death, as the law only applies to subjects of the sovereign. But the legislation, which dates back to 1836, doesn’t apply in Scotland, which has a different legal system than England and Wales and requires “everyone’s death” to be recorded.
Elizabeth II’s last public appearance was on September 6, when she instructed new Prime Minister Liz Truss to form a government. The queen smiled, but fragile, leaning on her cane.
In recent years, the palace had remained very discreet about the sovereign’s state of health. Queen Elizabeth II’s health has been declining since she spent an unscheduled night in a private London hospital in October 2021, forcing her to withdraw from a series of official appointments.
Buckingham attributed the cancellations to “episodic mobility issues,” meaning she had difficulty walking and standing, requiring her to use a cane and even a motorized stroller at certain public events.
Source: La Verdad