The Queen has died

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The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon, Thursday 8 September 2022.

The announcement was made as the flag lowered on Buckingham Palace at 6:30pm.

She was 96, the longest-serving monarch in British history.

The Queen’s family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health.

Her eldest son Charles, at the age of 73, is now King. He and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.

Queen Elizabeth became head of state when she was just 25, after the death of her father, King George VI.

Her reign spanned 15 prime ministers starting with Winston Churchill, born in 1874, and including Liz Truss, born 101 years later in 1975, and only appointed by the Queen on Tuesday.

Crowds began to gather at Buckingham Palace and at her Windsor Castle home as they heard of her death.

Published Thursday 8 September 2022

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athenakid · 1 year ago

I didn’t know the queen. I haven’t met her, I don’t share any blood with her, so why am I supposed to be mourning her? People say: “she worked hard” or “she had a great sense of humour”. But so does Jerry the builder, who worked on my loft extension. So does Mary the doctor, who pulled a nail out my foot. All I’m trying to say is: she’s not the only person in the world, millions of people die every day and a whole nation doesn’t mourn over them, they don’t have state funerals.

splashy10 · 1 year ago

It’s really sad that the queen died. Some people might be thinking “ Why do we have to morn her?” The reason is that she was the Queen, she was the most important person in the world. She achieved so much! She had a state funeral because she was in the royal family. She created the commonwealth. She was a role model and a leader of loads of countries and is thoroughly missed.