Queen Elizabeth II died yesterday, September 8, 2022, aged 96. After 70 years of reign, the Queen was taken from eternal rest yesterday afternoon, leaving her subjects and the whole world in mourning. In her last public appearance, on the occasion of her meeting with the new British Prime Minister, many of her had noticed the precarious health conditions of her beloved Queen.
The latest photos of Queen Elizabeth, who died at 96
“The Queen died peacefully in Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow “. These are the words used in the note issued by Buckingham Palace to announce to the subjects death of their Queen.
Yesterday was an afternoon of great tension: first the announcement informing about his serious health conditions, the wait outside the castle of Balmoral, and then the farewell to the Queen. Now his son Charles III is officially the Kingalthough it seems that his coronation will not take place for a year.
There death of the Queenhowever, it was not entirely unexpected: in addition to the generous age of which he boasted, precisely 96 years, in the last public appearance the most attentive had noticed that the woman was very fragile and had an obvious dark bruise on the hand.
The photo of the last appearance they had only been disseminated 48 hours before his death: Queen Elizabeth II was meeting with the new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss. Despite the bruise on her hand, the stick and her evident tiredness, her Queen showed herself smiling and sunny: humor, curiosity and her smile have distinguished her for 70 years of reign.
Speaking of the worrying blemish on the wrist, according to Corriere della Sera, it cannot be ruled out that it was due to “Infusions, treatments, transfusions, to help the sovereign to carry out her work, to the end, as Elisabetta always said she wanted to do”.
One hypothesis is that the doctors had tried to help her with medicines to allow Elizabeth II to carry out all her last commitments.
He promised it right at his coronation, 70 years ago: his priority during the reign would have been to honor his commitments, and so it was until the end.
Now it is the turn to the throne of Charles, 73, in the office of King, while his wife Camilla is the new queen consort. Premier Liz Truss called the new ruler speaking to the nation from Downing Street, concluding her speech with the phrase “God Save The King”.
A sign was hung outside Buckingham Palace this morning that reads “No changing of the guard ceremony today”.