Elizabeth II dies, closing a chapter of history. The United Kingdom, the former British Empire and the world say goodbye in deep affection to the Queen of Records, Expired at 96 In the beloved Scottish home of Balmoral, with his four children and closest family members around him: starting with eldest son and heir to the throne Charles, who eventually became king at the age of 73 with his second wife Camilla at his side who was promoted to queen. George VI’s daughter closed her eyes forever in the year of the Platinum Jubilee, the 70th of an era that began in 1952, and 18 months after the death of his inseparable wife Philip.
Only after Tuesday did it reappear in one last public photo – Very fragile, but durable And with a calm smile imprinted on his face—to perform once again with unreduced fidelity to his duties as constitutional monarch: presiding over the handover between Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, the fourteenth and fifteenth Prime Ministers of his very long reign, which began under the sign of Winston Churchill in Downing Street.
sign hurry mode It was given in the morning by the wholly irrational proclamation of Buckingham Palace”Doctors worry” court for her health (in deterioration a few months ago between breaks, forced confiscation and “movement problems” possibly caused by other medical conditions), as well as for their decision to put her “under medical observation.” The words that they were clearly preparing for what It could not be fixed, for that fateful moment which sooner or later was to be imposed by the registry; and which, however, an entire nation wished to postpone again: clinging to a point of reference that had remained unchanged for decades, to one of the few remaining fulcrums of certainty For the island and perhaps for the world.
It was confirmed that the time had come to an end Immediate departure of all four children Your Majesty towards Balmoral: with Anna, Andrea and Eduardo (accompanied by his wife Sophie) following Carlo. So is his nephew William, Carlo’s eldest son and second in the line of succession, as well as his younger brother Harry, who landed in Scotland without his wife Megan, to avoid further shades of gossip about a solemn and agonizing moment. Then came a second statement to announce the end, in the face of throngs of persons and admirers who meanwhile gathered mournfully and sullen before the same Scottish residence, at Buckingham Palace or at Windsor Castle, on a sad day even of gray sky and rain: Your Majesty – the few words of the final official text – she died peacefully This afternoon in Balmoral.
The new king and queen consort (Carlo and Camilla) will stay at Balmoral tonight and they will be back in London tomorrow.”
The words were read in an emotion-breaking voice by BBC and other British television journalists, and were followed by tears of many people gathered in the heart of London in front of Buckingham Palace to witness the lowering of the royal flag. While she was on the screens, after moments of silence, the image of Elizabeth in her royal splendor appeared to the sound of hymns. May God protect the Queen; And from the entire planet—monarchies or republics, it doesn’t matter—the chorus of messages of condolence and homage immediately departed, from U.S. President Joe Biden to various leaders or past leaders, addressed to the memory of a queen loved by many and revered by nearly everyone on five continents.
“The death of my beloved mother a A moment of great sadness For me and for all my family,” Carlo commented then, in his first letter as king. I know it will be deeply felt throughout the country, the kingdom, the Commonwealth, and countless people all over the world. The awareness of the affection and respect we feel for the Queen is heartening,” concluded the new king who will rule under the name Charles III, as declared Clarence House. Words that resonate with politicians of all colors at home. And Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious leaders. ‘We are devastated’finally summarizing on behalf of the nation Liz Truss, the Conservative Prime Minister appointed by Elizabeth II just 48 hours before his farewell, the last prime minister in his long tenure.
“The United Kingdom and the world are in shock – Truss, dressed in black, continued to address the country live outside the door at 10 Downing Street – Queen Elizabeth II was a rock, under whose rule this country has prospered.” Not without emphasizing the “mourning” of these hours, but also the power of the “enduring legacy”. Now pledges allegiance to “His Majesty Charles III” With a revised and corrected liturgical formula: “God save the King.”
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, I offer my sincere condolences to Your Majesty, members of the Royal Family, and the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. I gladly join all who mourn her loss in praying for the eternal rest of the deceased Queen, and in honor of her life of unreserved service. For the good of the nation and the Commonwealth, her example of devotion to duty, her steadfast testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and her firm hope in his life, promises.” Thus, the Pope sent a telegram of condolence to Elizabeth II.
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