Queen Elizabeth II death: The Queen, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, has passed away at the age of 96 after 70 years on the throne. Buckingham Palace said the Queen “died peacefully” on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral. Charles, who has now ascended the throne and will be known as King Charles III, paid tribute to his much-loved mother. Queen Elizabeth II death: family, education and other details.
The King and Camilla, now the Queen Consort, remained at Balmoral on Thursday night and will return to London on Friday. Buckingham Palace had confirmed on Thursday lunchtime that Queen Elizabeth II had been under medical supervision after her doctors had become “concerned” about her health.
All of the Queen’s children, as well as Prince William, who assumes the position of heir to the throne and will now be known as the Duke of Cambridge and Cornwall, travelled immediately to be with her. The Queen was last pictured formally appointing the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, at Balmoral on Tuesday, her final public duty.
Queen Elizabeth II is survived by her four children, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. only beginning, because so far Princess Elizabeth’s life has most rightly been spent in her home rather than in the public eye, and her future subjects know relatively little of her, apart from the admirable broadcast talk she gave some three years ago to the children of the Empire, at home and overseas, when she was only fourteen.
Now that the Princess stands on the threshold of public life, both they and persons in other lands who watch the fortunes of the British Royal House may feel some natural desire to know how she is being prepared for the high office that will one day be hers; and the Queen has shown a gracious readiness to make available such information as is requisite for that purpose.
It is more than a century, though not much more, since a girl of seventeen stood first in succession to the Throne, and some comparison between the heir-presumptive of that day and the heir-presumptive of this is not only inevitable but instructive. What part Princess Victoria’s native qualities, and what part the training she received, played respectively in fitting her for the great responsibilities she so greatly sustained is not to be precisely estimated.
What is certain is that, with one arguable exception, she was the greatest Queen Britain has known, and one of its greatest sovereigns. Queen Elizabeth, along with her only sibling Princess Margaret, was educated at her home. The two sisters were overseen by their mother and the governess, Marion Crawford. Their education mainly included lectures about music, language, history, and literature.