The reaction to Queen Elizabeth II death and some interesting facts about her
The Royal family announced that Queen Elizabeth II is dead on Thursday 8th September 2022.
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.
The reactions after the announcement of Queen Elizabeth II death
Her reign will go down in history forever, rest in peace Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth May your soul reunite with those you loved most.
She was a symbol of dedication & honor, A Power Woman.
Sincerest condolences to the British Royal Family and to the people of the UK on the passing of Queen.
‘She meant a lot to me, she’s like a Mother, a Nan figure’
Thoughts and prayers with the friends and family of Queen Elizabeth II. May almighty give you strength to bear the pain.
What an extraordinary act of will the Queen’s life was. A total commitment to decency, duty and service to her people, reassuring us in dark times that”this too shall pass”, soothing us with her words. Selfless and wise. Wondrous woman. God speed Your Majesty.
The UK’s longest serving monarch had 72 years of reign, many people say she was a true icon and a global icon.
Queen Elizabeth II was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, in Mayfair, London, on 21 April 1926. She came to the throne in 1952, her tenure as head of state spanned post-war austerity, the transition from empire to Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War and the UK’s entry into – and withdrawal from – the European Union. Her reign spanned 15 prime ministers starting with Winston Churchill, born in 1874, and including Ms Truss, born 101 years later in 1975. She held weekly audiences with her prime minister throughout her reign.
Few could have foreseen she would become monarch but in December 1936 her uncle, Edward VIII, abdicated from the throne to marry the twice-divorced American, Wallis Simpson.
Elizabeth’s father became King George VI and, at age 10, Lilibet, as she was known in the family, became heir to the throne.
Within three years, Britain was at war with Nazi Germany. Elizabeth and her younger sister, Princess Margaret, spent much of wartime at Windsor Castle after their parents rejected suggestions they be evacuated to Canada.
After turning 18, Elizabeth spent five months with the Auxiliary Territorial Service and learned basic motor mechanic and driving skills.
Through the war, she exchanged letters with her third cousin, Philip, Prince of Greece, who was serving in the Royal Navy. Their romance blossomed and the couple married at Westminster Abbey on 20 November 1947, with the prince taking the title of Duke of Edinburgh. She would later describe him as “my strength and stay” through 74 years of marriage, before his death in 2021, aged 99.
Their first son, Charles, was born in 1948, followed by Princess Anne, in 1950, Prince Andrew, in 1960, and Prince Edward, in 1964. Between them, they gave their parents eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Princess Elizabeth was in Kenya in 1952, representing the ailing King, when Philip broke the news that her father had died. She immediately returned to London as the new Queen.
Elizabeth was crowned at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953, aged 27, in front of a then-record TV audience estimated at more than 20 million people.
Elizabeth reformed the monarchy for this less deferential age, engaging with the public through walkabouts, royal visits and attendance at public events.