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Elizabeth Ii, Queen of Britain, Who Ruled for More Than 70 Years Died at the Age of 96

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For Britons, Queen and monarchy are now single word.

Elizabeth II, the 70-year-old Queen of Britain, died at the age of 96. Her health was not going well since October last year. She could not even walk properly. Four sons and daughters rushed to Balmoral Palace on Thursday after getting the news of her illness. Queen Elizabeth bids farewell to the world at Balmoral Palace. Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. She died on Thursday at Balmoral Palace in Scotland after a long illness. She sat on the throne of Britain for 70 years. "The Queen breathed her last at Balmoral Palace on Thursday afternoon," Buckingham Palace said in a statement. Her body will be flown to London on Friday. Doctors expressed serious concern about the condition of the queen's health on Thursday morning. She was at Balmoral Palace in Scotland. The members of the royal family rushed hearing the news. Ministers including British Prime Minister Liz Truss and political and religious leaders from around the world expressed concern on the Internet. 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.

Queen's health was not going well since October last year. She could not even walk properly. Four children - Prince Charles (73), Princess Anne (72), Prince Andrew (62), Prince Edward (58) rushed to Balmoral Palace on Thursday to receive news of her illness. Charles' eldest son, Prince William, also arrived. William's brother Harry and his wife Meghan rushed from far away America. Harry and Meghan have now settled in America after leaving the royal family. Liz Truss was appointed as the Prime Minister of Britain by Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday. He appointed 15 Prime Ministers of Britain since coming to the throne. In a break with tradition, the Queen congratulated Liz at Balmoral Palace instead of Buckingham. Her illness was clearly caught in that picture.

On Thursday, the doctors announced the Queen's physical illness and wrote on the Internet, "The whole country is now worried about the news of Buckingham Palace." My thoughts and those of the entire British United Kingdom are now with the Queen and her family. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he is praying for the Queen's recovery. Incidentally, the Queen was also the head of the Church of England.

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