Britain’s longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, died ending her 70 years reign. The Queen ‘‘peacefully’’ died, Buckingham Palace announced in a statement at 12.32pm, at her home in Scotland on Thursday. Her lifelong companion, Prince Philip, died last year in April when he was sleeping.
She was born on 21 April 1926 in London. She was third in line to the throne behind her uncle Edward and her father. Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were evacuated to Canada during the initial days of Britain’s entry into the second world war. Elizabeth met her future husband, Prince Philip, in 1934 and 1937 and later married in July 1947. The Queen was the financier of more than 600 charity organizations and helped raise over £1.4 billion for charities. Her health was deteriorating since Thursday followed by the news of her death.
World Leaders Paid Tribute To The Queen
World leaders from around the world paid tribute to the queen after the news of her death. ‘‘Unmatched dignity and constancy”, US president Joe Biden said in a video message. Russian President, Vladimir Putin, considered her death to be “irreparable loss”. “Remember and cherish Her Majesty’s wisdom, compassion, and warmth”. Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau said while addressing an audience.