Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, passes away.

Queen Elizabeth ll was born on 21st April,c1926 in Mayfair, London. She took over the throne of the United Kingdom on 6 February 1952, and her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch, and the second-longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country. 

On 8th September 2022, the UK’s longest-serving monarch died at Balmoral aged 96. She died at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer. Her reign spanned 15 prime ministers starting with Winston Churchill, born in 1874, and including the newest Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Ms. Truss. On the Queen’s death, Prince William and his wife, Catherine, became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall.

When Queen Elizabeth ll died, The Prime Minister will be the first member of the government to make a statement on the death. Then, the PM will hold an audience with Prince Charles, who will deliver a broadcast to the nation. The royal family’s website will then be changed to a black background, with a small message confirming the Queen’s death, and the UK government website will display a black banner, as will all government departmental social media pages. The day of the queen’s passing will be referred to as D-Day, and each day after, until the funeral, which will take place on Day 10, will be referred to as D+1, D+2, and so on. Under the expected procedure, after the British monarch dies, his or her replacement takes over immediately. This means that after Queen Elizabeth II died on the 8th of September, her son Prince Charles automatically became monarch, and this will make him King Charles III.