70 years after her reign, Queen Elizabeth II passed away.
Buckingham palace confirmed the Queen’s death on September 8th at the age of 96 years old. Early Thursday Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen was under medical supervision stating that health professionals were worried about the recent change in her health. Though the cause of death remains unnamed the Royal Family announced that “The Queen Died Peacefully”.
These next few days will be known as “Operation London Bridge” which is a carefully thought out plan following Queen Elizabeth’s death. The day of her death is now known as D-Day and every day after will become D-Day+1, D-Day+2, D-Day+3… etc.
Laying Her Majesty to Rest
The Queen will be laid to rest on September 19th at Westminster Abbey which will be a national day of mourning until 12 am. Her coffin will make a journey from where she passed at Balmoral Castle (pictured to the left) to her final resting place in Windsor next to her husband, Prince Phillip.
New Royal Titles to Succeed Her Reign
Immediately following the death of the monarch, a replacement takes over the role. Prince Charles, the Queen’s oldest son, is now monarch and has taken on the title of King Charles III. He now will be head of the Commonwealth and religious affairs under the Church of England. The King’s wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, will now be known as Queen Consort due to King Charles divorcing the late Princess Diana in 1996. King Charles announced this in his public address following Queen Elizabeth’s death.
“in recognition of her own loyal public service since our marriage 17 years ago, she becomes my Queen Consort.”King Charles III, Sep. 8
King Charles and Princess Diana’s, now 40-year-old, son William will now take on the title he has called his father for many years, Prince of Wales, and is next in line for the Throne. His wife, Kate Middleton, will take on the title Princess of Wales. This title has not been used since the passing of Princess Diana in 1997.