According to her death certificate, Queen Elizabeth II died of “old age.” The Queen died on September 8, at the age of 96, according to the certificate. The individual who provided the information regarding the Queen’s death is identified as Princess Anne.
The official form specifies “Her Majesty the Queen” as the deceased’s “occupation.” Douglas Glass, an “apothecary to the Queen,” was the doctor who certified the death at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire.
There was a privacy barrier over the Queen’s health when she was living, and there is still some constraints in her death. Her cause of death is listed as “old age,” with no further information provided. Only in very few cases is “old age” cited as the sole cause of death.
This would be where the certifying doctor has directly cared for someone over a lengthy period; where a steady deterioration has been witnessed; and where a doctor is not aware of any specific disease or damage contributing to a death.
However, the date of the Queen’s death reveals more about what transpired on September 8, when so much attention was focused on concerns about her terrible health.
Buckingham Palace publicly confirmed the Queen’s death at 18:30, with news outlets throughout the world instantly relaying the information that “the Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.”
There were further claims that Prime Minister Liz Truss had been informally notified at 16:30. The Queen died at 15:10, more than three hours before the news was made public. Following earlier reports of anxiety over the Queen’s health, her children and grandchildren rushed to Balmoral that afternoon.
Buckingham Palace stated at 12:32 p.m. that there were health concerns, but that the Queen was “comfortable” and “under medical monitoring.” King Charles, then Prince Charles, and his sister Princess Anne had already visited Scotland.
However, other members of the Royal Family, including Prince William, took to the skies that afternoon. The timings now indicate that their flight was still on its way to Aberdeen airport at the time of the Queen’s death.
After a short drive from the airport, Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, and his wife Sophie arrived at Balmoral at 17:00. The death certificate’s harsh facts state the Queen’s status as “widowed” and include some family data.
Her father was formally listed as Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor, whose occupation was King George VI, and her mother was Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, whose occupation was Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
The death was registered by the local registrar in Aberdeenshire on September 16, while the Queen was laying in state in Westminster Hall in London. The Queen’s death certificate was made public on the same day that the public saw her final resting place for the first time.
Hundreds of people waited outside Windsor Castle to see the King George VI memorial chapel, which is located inside St George’s Chapel and contains a ledger stone inscribed with the late monarch’s name.
On September 8, the Queen passed away in Balmoral, her palace in the Scottish Highlands. The news was broken during broadcasts on networks all over the world, and the U.K. entered 10 days of mourning, with important events postponed or canceled as a show of respect, including soccer matches and London Fashion Week.
The Queen’s marital status is listed as widowed, along with the names of her parents, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and King George VI, on her death certificate, which was signed by her daughter Princess Anne.
After her death certificate was made available to the public, Queen Elizabeth II’s cause of death was made known. According to the record, which was released by the National Records of Scotland on Thursday, the 96-year-old Queen passed away due to “old age” (Sept. 29).
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