Queen Elizabeth II has died

Queen Elizabeth II has died

The Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, has died.

The official announcement was made this evening.


The monarch passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland surrounded by her children.

Buckingham Palace released a statement this afternoon saying that she had been placed under "medical supervision" and that her doctors were “concerned” about her health.

On Wednesday evening, she abruptly canceled a virtual meeting with members of her Privy Council after her doctors advised her to rest.


The Queen ruled longer than any other Monarch in British history.

The 96 year old Queen reigned for 70 years and during that time she had not been hospitalised.

She spent her final days at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands.

Balmoral has long been one of the Queen's favourite places and she was said to never be happier than when staying there.


She travelled to the estate in Aberdeenshire each summer, with members of her family invited to spend time with her while she was there.

Her extraordinary reign saw her travel more widely than any other monarch, undertaking many historic overseas visits.

Known for her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service, she was an important figurehead for the UK and the Commonwealth during times of enormous social change.

Her Majesty continued to carry out a full programme of engagements from visits to charities and schools, to hosting visiting Heads of State, and leading the nation in Remembrance and celebratory events.

Most recently she met with the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss.

She used a walking stick as she welcomed the new PM at an audience at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she invited the newly-elected leader of the Conservative Party to become prime minister.

Throughout her reign, the Queen saw public and voluntary service as one of the most important elements of her work.

She had links, as Royal Patron or President, with over 600 charities, military associations, professional bodies and public service organisations.

Her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, served as the consort of the British monarch from her accession as queen in 1952 until his death on April 9th 2021.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were married for 73 years.

She married him in 1947 and the couple started their family.

The royal couple are survived by their four children; Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward.

Along with their eight grandchildren: Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Lady Louise Windsor and James Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn.

It's understood that her funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey, after being brought to Buckingham Palace from Scotland.

The Queen will be buried at King George VI Memorial Chapel.

The royal family will officially announce plans for the queen's funeral, which is expected to be held 10 days following her death.