Longest serving monarch in Britain’s history dies at 96
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on September 9, 2022
Queen Elizabeth the second, christened “Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor” United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, who reigned for 70 years died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer.
The Queen ascended the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.
Her son King Charles the third in a statement described the death of his beloved mother a “moment of great sadness” for him, his family and that her loss would be “deeply felt” around the world.
Meanwhile, the atmosphere at the United Kingdom since the demise of the great Queen is cold with the Union Flag at half mast as people in their thousands throng the Buckingham Palace to pay their last respect.
Queen Elizabeth II’s tenure as head of state spanned post-war austerity, the transition from empire to Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War and the UK’s entry into – and withdrawal from – the European Union.
Her reign spanned 15 Prime Ministers starting with Winston Churchill, born in 1874, and including Liz Truss, who got into office as the third female Prime Minister after receiving the blessings of the Queen few days (precisely on Tuesday) before her passing.
As leaders around the world pay tributes to the most influential woman that has ever lived, Liz Truss in her farewell message to the queen calls her the rock and spirit of modern Britain.
With the passing of the second Elizabethan age we usher in a new area in the magnificent history of the United Kingdom; the crown is now with the new majesty, King Charles the third- named Charles Philip Arthur George son to late Queen Elizabeth the Second.
God save the king
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