Great mourning for Queen Elizabeth II: The queen died in Scotland on Thursday afternoon. This is announced by Buckingham Palace.
+++ 10.40 p.m .: The deceased English Queen Elizabeth II is mourned worldwide. Thousands of people have been gathering for hours in front of the London seat of the royal family, Buckingham Palace, to express their grief. British Prime Minister Liz Truss has also officially expressed her sympathy and sadness, calling Queen Elizabeth “the rock on which modern Britain was built”.
With the Queen’s death, her 73-year-old heir to the throne, Charles, automatically became king. According to the palace, Charles III. and his wife Camilla, future Queen Consort, will spend the evening at Balmoral Castle and return to London on Friday. A date for the coronation ceremony has not yet been announced.
Queen Elizabeth II: British monarch dies at the age of 96
Update from Thursday, September 8, 7:33 p.m .: The English Queen Elizabeth II is dead. The monarch, who has been the head of state of the United Kingdom and numerous Commonwealth member states for 70 years, died on Thursday evening at the Scottish country estate of the British royal family in Balmoral west of Aberdeen. The British media reports, citing the royal family.
The 96-year-old received former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday (September 6) and accepted his resignation. She then appointed Johnson’s successor, Liz Truss, as the new British Prime Minister. The Queen has been under the constant surveillance of a medical team since Wednesday. Many of their closest family members arrived on Thursday.
Concern for Queen Elizabeth: Family members travel to Queen in Scotland
First report from Thursday, September 8, 2:48 p.m .: London – Queen Elizabeth II’s health is currently bad. Doctors are concerned, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday (September 8th).
“Following a further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remain under medical observation,” a palace spokesman said. The 96-year-old monarch will remain at her country estate in Balmoral Castle, Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth II: Concerns about her health – family on the way to the queen
Her son and heir to the throne Prince Charles, his wife Camilla and Prince William are on their way to visit Elizabeth II, the spokesman said. Prince Harry, who was in London with his wife Duchess Meghan, also traveled to the Scottish country estate.
It was only on Wednesday that the Queen had to cancel her participation in a virtual meeting of her Privy Council. The day before, she had first received Boris Johnson, who handed in his resignation, and immediately afterwards Liz Truss, who appointed her as the new Prime Minister. It was a full day, said a spokesman to justify the cancellation on Wednesday. At the beginning of this year there were major concerns about the Queen: she had been infected with Corona. (asc/dpa)