This Thursday, September 8, 2022, the English royal family has officially announced the death of the Queen Elizabeth II of England at the age of 96 at his Balmoral residence after reigning for 70 years.
The queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the grieving country as the new king and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.”
The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s monarch for the past 70 years, has died aged 96 https://t.co/nuFdc3PV49
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) September 8, 2022
🔴 The Buckingham ad
⭕️ This has been the official announcement from Buckingham Palace for the death of Elizabeth II
🔗 https://t.co/Wjz3IunaxL pic.twitter.com/DcJygfw6qu
— THE COUNTRY America (@elpais_america) September 8, 2022
The solemn moment of the announcement on the BBC with God Save The Queen
The moment that will perhaps be marked in history will be the video in which the London BBC announced the death of the monarch.
Reading a brief statement from the royal palace, then he turned the screen to black and with an image of Elizabeth II in the background, the anthem was played God Save the Queen.Historic to treasure.