Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Passed Away at the Age of 96
Her Majesty served for 70 years.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away after 70 years on the throne.
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. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
Charles became His Majesty King Charles III the second The Queen passed away. Camilla is The Queen Consort. Prince William, now the Duke of Cornwall, is the direct heir to the throne. Catherine is now the Duchess of Cornwall.
His Majesty will become the oldest person crowned.
A statement from His Majesty The King: pic.twitter.com/AnBiyZCher
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
Since The Queen died in Scotland, officials will launch Operation Unicorn:
Operation Unicorn is a meticulous plan which has been created and regularly revised to ensure swift and organised procedures when the Queen dies.
If the Queen dies while staying at her residence in Scotland, the Scottish Parliament will be immediately suspended.
Authorities will be given 36 hours to prepare for a motion of condolence in the chamber.
Her body would be carried to Holyroodhouse where it would be laid to rest, and then be carried to St Giles’ Cathedral on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.
Her body would later make the final trip home, with her coffin taken to the city’s Waverley Station and transported on the Royal Train to London.
The Queen’s funeral will take place around 10 days after the monarch’s death.
As the news of the Queen's passing spreads, a rainbow forms over Windsor castle. A promise given years ago between the divine and man.
What a moment. pic.twitter.com/LGbpxMRL2S
— Ben Smith (@BenSmithDC) September 8, 2022
Her Majesty the Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after doctors expressed concern for her health.
Queen Elizabeth II is 96 years old. Buckingham Palace doesn’t usually address her health unless it’s something significant.
Even then, the updates are short:
Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision.
The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.
The royal family, minus Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has rushed to be at The Queen’s side. The Duchess is staying in Windsor because her three children had their first day of school.
Harry, who planned to attend the WellChild Awards in London, chose to travel to Balmoral at the last minute. Meghan is staying in London.
The Queen has suffered health issues since her beloved Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, passed away.
The latest concern came two days ago when The Queen met new Prime Minister Liz Truss. First, it was the first time she had appointed a prime minister in Scotland. Supposedly she wasn’t well enough to travel back to London to perform the small ceremony. Second, people noticed her blue and purple hands.
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The Queen has asked @trussliz to form a new government and has welcomed her 15th Prime Minister into high office at Balmoral 📷 @PA pic.twitter.com/0iPQSxJjHK
— Roya Nikkhah (@RoyaNikkhah) September 6, 2022
My mum and dad's hands went like that, I think it's to do with the skin becoming thinner with age and therefore more susceptible to bruises.
— The Cafe y Pitufo Account (@CafePitufo) September 6, 2022
The Queen has suffered from mobility issues for almost a year, using a walking stick.
Covid struck The Queen in February, giving her mild flu-like symptoms.
Prince Charles attended the State Opening of Parliament in May after The Queen had to pull out.
The Queen missed the Royal Ascot in June, the first time in her 70-year reign.
She managed to participate in many Platinum Jubilee events but missed out on a few due to “discomfort.”
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Even as a non-subject, I have one thing to say. Long live the Queen.
Yes. I don’t know how anyone could not like Her Majesty.
Any royal who still dived in and did real work during WW2 has my respect. (I wonder if she still remembers how to pull the head off a Leyland truck engine?)
There’s a detestable creature known as a Markle that thinks she’s god’s gift to the world and thus can’t abide anyone being better than her.
I remember seeing pictures of her working on a jeep in the motor pool. There’s something incredibly sexy about a woman who knows how to turn a wrench.
She was a wonderful dignified woman whose shoes will be impossible to fill. Much sympathy to the British Empire today.
I often thought there should be an all girl transmission rebuild shop. Dyna-Flo’s.
I’m as anti-monarchist as they come, and she has always had my respect for governing pretty well and for seeing herself as servant to the people. And for being married to the same guy for 75 years, and evidently caring deeply for him.
The British people should be thankful that, even in this condition, their queen is still has better mental health than our president. To the end she will have mental clarity that Biden has not seen in many years.
She still does now.
To the tune of “Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey”
The Lady Is A Queen by Lazlo Toth (1975)
She likes America even when it’s cold and damp,
She’s real classy, that’s why she’s on all the stamps,
She eats all they give her but she always stays lean,
That’s why the Lady Is A Queen.
The pound may be falling, but her nose, it remains high.
It’s like she’s from the House of Wax, except she’s alive.
She’s really something royal, if she was a he she’d be a King,
That’s why the Lady Is A Queen.
I have long been a fan of the Queen. Not that I want to go back to being a subject, but I can admire her as a wise and diplomatic world leader. I watch how she treats people, even those with WILDLY different viewpoints. The story about her driving the CP of Saudi Arabia around in her SUV when women in SA do not drive is one of my favorites – she didn’t have to make a scene or a speech about women’s equality, she just took him and the interpreter on a drive around her estate. I try to emulate her courtesy and the kindness she shows in public. I will mourn when she passes.
Very nice post.
Very well said, MS. I am not a fan of the monarchy but the Queen has comported herself with tremendous grace and dignity over the years, of a type sadly lacking in the Western world as of late. RIP Elizabeth for a life well lived.
Hang in there, you need to outlive Charles.
Once Charles becomes king, I suspect even people who support the monarchy will start to sour on the institution.
Once Charles becomes king, Harry (my dad is king) and Hunter (my dad is president) can hang around and shoot the bull.
She tried her best, but the idiot outlasted her – to the detriment of the entire world.
Somebody investigate where Meghan was last night.
The last member of the family with any class.
Nah, Edward lives a quiet life and minds his own business. Took him a while to find a wife, but at far as anyone knows once he found her he’s stuck with her.
She will be missed.
We will not see her like again.
I guess the UK will get their own version of “Succession” now. Don’t we steal their good shows, usually?
So glad she could rest in peace without having to see that harpy prostitute that her son married.
God save the Queen.
And God save England from its new King.
Well, here we go.
Russia will be in Poland in 5 weeks.
I think they should let her remain the Queen despite her death. There’s no reason for them to have a living monarch – she’d do a better job dead than Charles will ever alive.
The good news is that Charles, being as old as he is, will have a comparatively short reign.
His father lived to 99, so it could be 25 years.
Personally, I find the concepts of monarchy and/or royalty disgusting and contemptible.
People should be honored by their personal accomplishments, not by their “pedigree”. And I could be wrong, but I don’t think the queen proved to be such an exceptional human being.
R.I.P. just like any other person.
Silence is golden. She never got to lead an ordinary life like you and I. An ordinary life is treasure unappreciated.
QE2 standing on the balcony at BP with her parents and Churchill on VE Day is the first thing that comes to mind – not some bitter tonic about hereditary privilege.
For me, it’s the pictures of her repairing military vehicles. And, she really did. It was not a pose.
She also owned a Land Rover and was a huge fan of Dr. Who.
“And, she really did.”
Sorry, but I don’t believe it.
Then you’re even more of an ignoramus and an idiot than I’d taken you for. I mean seriously, WTF? How could you possibly doubt this? You sound like Alex Jones with his “crisis actors” nonsense.
Ok, prove she had a knowledge of military vehicles and how she acquired that knowledge. A photo op is common among the privileged class and politicians.
Otherwise, as usual, you are just full of horsepuckey.
I said I don’t believe it for a good reason. It’s almost always a photo op. So, prove my belief is incorrect.
I’m just shocked that the purveyor of horsepuckey can’t back up his assertion that the queen was a military vehicle mechanic.
The only ignoramus’s / idiots are those that believe fairy tales.
Some evidence to support the mechanic story:
I’ve seen the pictures but never had seen a reference to a school. Six weeks isn’t very much so I suspect it was not as a complete mechanic, but rather simple tasks. In any event it appears that there may be more to the story than I thought.
Her personal achievements were several. She governed mostly well (where she could govern at all) and never seemed to succumb to the arrogance of celebrity or power.
Most notably, she was married to her husband for 75 years, until he passed. And they seemed to care deeply for each other. That rates a couple of stars in my book.
(I knew she would not be long for this world when he passed away.)
The House of Hanover (now the House of Mountbatten-Windsor, I suppose) represents the republican/democratic principles established by the Glorious Revolution, which the USA’s founders so admired.
Charles is now king because back in 1700, when the future Queen Anne’s only surviving child died and she was too old to have more children, Parliament took matters into its hands and did a very modern thing: after much discussion it headhunted Sophie of Hanover, and negotiated a contract with her and her son George, like any modern executive search.
The terms of the contract included that all Crown revenues would not go to Sophie herself but to the state, and in return she would receive a salary of a million pounds a year. This effectively separated the Crown from the person who happened to wear it, and would make her an employee of the Crown rather than its mistress. And it reinforced the point made by the Glorious Revolution, that sovereignty rests not with the sovereign him/herself but with Parliament. The sovereign wears the crown only by Parliament’s consent.
Thus Charles is king now, not by supposed divine right, or by the right of conquest, or any of the traditional grounds on which kings reigned, but by the will of an elected Parliament, which is the best and most legitimate grounds on which to base a monarchy.
If the English had a lick of sense they would do away with the “monarchy” declaring that no man or woman is ordained by god to rule over any man.
They can keep all the money making schemes in operation.
If you’d bothered reading what I wrote, or if you knew anything of English history, you’d know that the Glorious Revolution represented a decisive rejection of the “divine right of kings” theory. That theory had never had much currency in England; and when the Stuarts brought it with them from Scotland they were dumped. Charles is king because Sophie and her descendants were ordained to reign (not rule), not by God but by Parliament. The whole basis of the House of Hanover’s reign is that the elected Parliament is sovereign. That’s a democratic statement.
I know a great deal of English history, and I stand by my statement. I have not stated that she was a ruler as a divine right. But she is a monarch by “divine right” just as that POS who has no ascended to the throne as king. That parliament has become the divine changes nothing. There is no place for a monarchy in a free nation, pretend or otherwise.
I hope someone remembers to tell her bees.
Who keeps track of all those names?!?
A very busy someone.
Huh? I don’t get it.
The Queen kept bees. It is tradition that when there is a major event in the life of the beekeeper such as birth or marriage or especially a death the bees must be told. If not they may leave the hives or stop producing honey. Telling the bees of a death allowed them to be put into mourning.
I literally crossed paths (12 feet) with QE2 in Arrowtown, NZ January 1990 while touring on my bicycle. Arrowtown is a bucolic old gold mining town very much like old Grassvalley, Ca.
I stood within 20 feet of Khrushchev once.
Rest In Peace, Elizabeth. You served your people better than most on this earth. I hope you are with Philip now, in heaven.
Much can be said here, but for now only one thing:
Finally, now they can award another prospective Nobel Prize, because of all the good stuff Chucky the enviro-prince is gonna do. That worked out so well the last time.
Thing is, he can’t do anything now. As king his only influence on government policy is his weekly meeting with the prime minister. He’ll get to bend her ear on whatever nonsense is going through his mind and she’ll have to listen and be polite, but if she’s got some iron in her she won’t let it influence her. And she gets to discuss things with him, so who knows, maybe she can even talk some sense into him and educate him on a thing or two. But as far as the public is concerned he will not be allowed to make any public comments on any political matter, and he certainly can’t make any decisions for the government, so giving him a Nobel would be harmless but useless.
A fantastic woman the world will never see again
God save the Queen
God save England
I adored her
My condolences to her family and subjects of the UK. As a coin collector I have many examples of her portrait Young to old. I don’t want to think about the new coins with Charles on them.
Not a monarchist or Royal-watcher, but she was the epitome of dignity, grace under pressure and unwavering service to her country. She made that oath at 21 to dedicate her life to her country, and she fulfilled it.
Bidementia can’t even remember which state he’s in unless someone tells him. And then he still screws it up.
The God Lord bless her and keep her. She gave long, honorable, and graceful service to her nation.
I despise the monarchy in any form, and my country was willing to fight it off and defeat it. The guillotine was a fine invention and not used enough.
But if I had to have a queen as a figurehead, then the late Queen Elizabeth 2 would be a fine one to have, Rest in Peace madam.
The world suffered two tragedies today.
1- The queen died.
2- Her son ascends to the throne.
Re 1- God Save the Queen.
Re 2- God Save the rest of us from her dim wit son.
like the rest of us, she was unable to choose her parents–royal or otherwise, would not want to have lived this life in public–what she did in this life she did with grace, dignity and honour–a good and decent person–to have sustained a marriage to the same man for seventy-three years is an accomplishment that speaks for itself–to lose him after so long together is nearly unimaginable–grief would not even approach how profound her loss must have been–hopefully she’s gone on to join him again and may they experience whatever’s after this together and, for once, in privacy
god save the queen
Don’t think she ever visited Israel in her entire tenure as Queen. That says something about her and the royal family.
Not nearly as moved as many on here are.
No, it says something about UK government policy. She couldn’t travel anywhere without the government’s consent. Not just state visits; even her frequent private visits to the USA, to visit friends in Kentucky, needed government approval. But Philip went privately a time or two to visit his mother’s grave, and recently William also went there.
You kind of undermined your own argument with respect to other Royals making visits to Israel.
Of course, had the queen wished to visit Israel, the government would have approved and she would have been on her way.
What fantasy it is that the poor women could do no wrong. She has presided over the absolute destruction of England. She stood by and watched it be destroyed without using any of her influence to stop the destruction.