Queen Elizabeth II Has Died

President Biden issues proclamation on her passing.

Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at age 96. She had reigned for 70 years. Her eldest son, Charles, the Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new king and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms. 

All of the queen’s children had traveled to Balmoral, near Aberdeen, after doctors placed her under medical supervision. Her grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry, were also present. 

The coronation of Charles has already been planned and will likely take place at Westminster Abbey in London, the traditional location for coronations for the past 900 years. It will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. No date has yet been announced. 

President Joe Biden issued a proclamation on her passing, stating, “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era.“

He continued, “In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her. Queen Elizabeth II led always with grace, an unwavering commitment to duty, and the incomparable power of her example.  She was a stateswoman of unmatched dignity and constancy who deepened the bedrock Alliance between the United Kingdom and the United States. She helped make our relationship special. The seven decades of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human advancement and the forward march of human dignity.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the family of Queen Elizabeth II as they grieve her passing. 
  • For King Charles as he assumes the throne and all the duties that come with it. 
  • For the president and secretary of state as they offer condolences to the British royal family. 

Sources: BBC News, Daily Mirror, DailyBeast, The White House


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