Queen Elizabeth II Dead – In a sad turn of events today, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has died in Scotland. Prince Charles is now king.
It is a moment that the United Kingdom has been bracing for, with an elaborate plan for “Operation London Bridge” mapping out what happens next. But it comes as a shock all the same.
Elizabeth, 96, was a symbol of stability and continuity — even through royal scandals, the contraction of the British Empire and massive changes around the world. Only days ago, she oversaw the appointment of her 15th prime minister.
Queen Elizabeth II Dead
The formal succession will unfold over the next 10 days, with Charles giving the world a first glimpse of what he will be like as monarch. On Thursday, the king said in a statement that his mother’s death “is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.”
“I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country… and by countless people around the world,” he said.
Britons gathered to lay flowers outside Buckingham Palace in London and tributes poured in from across the globe.
Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son Charles has issued a statement after the death of his “beloved mother” Thursday, thanking the nation and the world for its support.
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign,” he wrote. “I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”
Charles, who will become king and his wife, Camilla, queen consort, will return to London from Balmoral in Scotland on Friday, according to Buckingham Palace.
Charles, 73, said his family was now entering a period of “mourning and change.”
A statement from His Majesty The King: pic.twitter.com/AnBiyZCher— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
This bitch, for one, is sad today.