The British Royal House announced at 7:30 p.m. (Spanish time) this Thursday, September 8 the death of his queen for 70 years, Elizabeth II of England.
Days before, it was already rumored poor monarch health on the day that received the new prime minister of the country, Liz Truss. The queen, in addition to presenting bruises on her hands and a deteriorated physical appearance, attended to Truss at Baltimore Castle (Scotland) instead of Buckingham Palace, as was usual with prime ministers.
However, it was not until Thursday morning when the Royal House reported through a statement from the Elizabeth II’s serious health condition, that she was being attended by doctors in the same castle in Baltimore. Likewise, the urgency of their closest relatives to travel to where the queen was, did nothing but advance the inevitable outcome that was finally announced that same afternoon: The death of Queen Elizabeth II of England at the age of 96.
The queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon
“The queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and will return to London tomorrow,” the brief statement issued by the Royal Household read.
Information that was later expanded with the following message from the new king of England, Carlos III, eldest son of Elizabeth II: “The passing of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty the Queen, andt is a time of the greatest sadness for me and for all the members of my family. We deeply regret the death of a beloved sovereign and a very dear mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world. During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforteds and supported by our knowledge of respect and deep affection in which the queen was held”.
Elizabeth II, the longest reigning queen in history
Originally she was not destined to rule, but her father, the then Duke of York, became King George VI after the abdication of his older brother, Edward VIII. And, after the death of his father, Isabel II He ascended the throne on February 6, 1952.
The recently deceased queen has experienced countless historical events during her 70 years and 210 days of reign. In addition, having become one of the most beloved monarchs and the longest in history.
Prime ministers who have governed during the reign with Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II has seen govern a total of 16 British Prime Ministers during his reign (1952-2022).
Although it was not Elizabeth II as monarch who experienced the appointment of Winston Churchill as Prime Minister of the country, on October 26, 1951, yes, he was reigning for three years with the conservative, until the end of his Government on April 7, 1955.
sir anthony eden
sir anthony eden He was the first prime minister appointed by Elizabeth II. The Conservative was governing from the April 7, 1955 to January 10, 1957.
the conservative Harold Macmillan ruled from the January 10, 1957 to October 19, 1963.
Sir Alec Douglas Home
The fourth Prime Minister during the reign of Elizabeth II was the Conservative Sir Alec Douglas Home, who ruled from October 19, 1963 until October 16, 1964.
The first Labor Prime Minister during the reign of Elizabeth II was Harold Wilson, who ruled from October 16, 1964 until June 19, 1970.
the conservative Edward Heath ruled from the June 19, 1970 to March 4, 1974.
labor Harold Wilson ruled from March 4, 1974 to April 5, 1976.
Harold Wilson was succeeded by another Labor man, James Callaghan, who was in the British Executive since April 5, 1976 to May 4, 1979.
The first woman to rule during the reign of Elizabeth II was the conservative Margaret Thatcherknown as ‘the woman of iron’. He was in the executive from May 4, 1979 to November 28, 1990.
Thatcher was succeeded by the Conservative JohnMajor, from the November 28, 1990 to May 2, 1997.
labor Tony Blair ruled from the May 2, 1997 to June 27, 2007.
labor Gordon Brown He has been in the Executive since June 27, 2007 to May 11, 2010.
the conservative david cameron He has been ruling since May 11, 2010 to July 13, 2016.
the conservative Theresa May She was the second prime minister to rule during the reign of Elizabeth II. She was in the Executive from July 13, 2016 to July 24, 2019.
Boris Johnsonof the Conservative party, was governing from the July 24, 2019 until September 6, 2022. during his mandate they experienced Brexit (exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union) and the coronavirus pandemic, whatIt started in March 2020.
Finally, the conservative Liz Truss was the third prime minister and last person in office that Queen Elizabeth II has lived during her term. She was appointed on September 6, 2022.