Queen Elizabeth dies at 96, Buckingham Palace announces

  • Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96, according to Buckingham Palace.
  • Her death brings to a close a reign that spanned seven decades and made her the most recognized woman in the world.
  • As monarch, the Queen is automatically granted a publicly funded state funeral. Details for the funeral are expected to be released by the palace soon.

    Charles immediately became King upon the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

    As heir apparent since the age of three, he has been the longest serving heir to the throne in British history.

    Upon becoming the sovereign, Charles has the option to take any name he chooses for his reign as King. For example, King George VI’s real name was actually Albert. Two previous monarchs have been called Charles.

    The Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Reverend Justin Welby as joined the nation, the Commonwealth and the world in mourning the death of Her Late Majesty The Queen.

    “As we grieve together, we know that, in losing our beloved Queen, we have lost the person whose steadfast loyalty, service and humility has helped us make sense of who we are through decades of extraordinary change in our world, nation and society.

    As deep as our grief runs, even deeper is our gratitude for Her Late Majesty’s extraordinary dedication to the United Kingdom, her Realms and the Commonwealth. Through times of war and hardship, through seasons of upheaval and change, and through moments of joy and celebration, we have been sustained by Her Late Majesty’s faith in what and who we are called to be,” read the statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

    According to the Right Honourable Justin Welby, Her Late Majesty found great joy and fulfilment in the service of her people and her God, she leaves behind a truly extraordinary legacy;

    “As a faithful Christian disciple, and also Supreme Governor of the Church of England, she lived out her faith every day of her life. Her trust in God and profound love for God was foundational in how she led her life – hour by hour, day by day.

    In The Late Queen’s life, we saw what it means to receive the gift of life we have been given by God and – through patient, humble, selfless service – share it as a gift to others.”

    More update to follow here on Familynews.Today



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