Queen Elizabeth II has died on the age of 96, Buckingham Palace has introduced.
She died at Balmoral Castle on Thursday 8 September 2022 after reigning for 70 years.
In an announcement, Buckingham Palace confirmed: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will stay at Balmoral this night and can return to London tomorrow.’’
As the monarch of the United Kingdom, and 15 Commonwealth realms, Queen Elizabeth lived a lifetime of service after succeeding to the throne in 1952 on the age of 25, following the dying of her father, King George VI.
Below, The Independent appears again on the lifetime of the Queen, from being born into the royal household to turning into the longest reigning monarch in British historical past.
21 April 1926
Queen Elizabeth II is born by way of caesarean part on the Mayfair house of her mom’s dad and mom. She is called Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary and is the primary baby of the Duke and Duchess of York, who later turned King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
29 May 1926
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is christened within the non-public chapel of Buckingham Palace. She is called after her mom, together with her two center names representing her paternal great-grandmothers.
21 August 1930
The Princess’s youthful sister, Princess Margaret Rose, is born.
When Elizabeth was seven years previous, her father introduced house her first corgi, Dookie.
Elizabeth meets her future husband, Philip Mountbatten, for the primary time on the marriage ceremony of one in every of his cousins.
Elizabeth’s youthful years are spent between her household’s townhouse in Piccadilly and their house in Richmond Park. In 1936, the household took the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park as their nation house.
20 January 1936
Her grandfather, King George V, dies and her father’s older brother Edward VIII ascends to the throne.
11 December 1936
After ruling for lower than a yr, King Edward VIII is the primary British monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne. Elizabeth’s father, the Duke of York, turns into King George VI.
Elizabeth meets Philip once more at a royal household go to at Dartmouth. Lord Mountbatten asks Philip to play her escort they usually type a romance.
21 April 1942
On her sixteenth birthday, the princess carries out her first official public royal engagement, inspecting troopers of the Grenadier Guards.
When Princess Elizabeth turns 18, she insists on becoming a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), the ladies’s department of the British Army, the place she trains as a mechanic.
The Princess and Philip turn into secretly engaged to be married, however the official announcement just isn’t made till 9 July 1947.
20 November 1947
Elizabeth and Philip are married at a ceremony in Westminster Abbey. The king offers Philip the title the Duke of Edinburgh.
Princess Elizabeth attends her first royal tour overseas and celebrates her twenty first birthday in South Africa.
14 November 1948
At 22, Princess Elizabeth offers delivery to the couple’s first baby, Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, at Buckingham Palace.
1949 to 1951
Elizabeth lives in Malta the place her husband, Prince Philip, was stationed as a Royal Navy officer. She divides her time between the island and London, the place Prince Charles stays together with his grandparents.
15 August 1950
The couple’s second baby, Princess Anne, is born at Clarence House.
6 February 1952
While in Kenya, Elizabeth is awoken by Prince Philip who informs her that her father King George VI has died at Sandringham. She ascends to the throne on the age of 25.
2 June 1953
At her coronation at Westminster Abbey, she is formally topped Queen Elizabeth II.
19 February 1960
The couple’s third baby, Prince Andrew, is born at Buckingham Palace.
10 March 1964
Their fourth baby, Prince Edward, is born at Buckingham Palace.
2 June 1977
The Queen celebrates her silver jubilee, marking 25 years on the throne.
21 April 1986
Her Majesty The Queen turns 60 years previous.
20 November 1992
A fireplace destroys a part of the Queen’s house at Windsor Castle, ripping via 115 rooms together with 9 State rooms.
5 September 1997
The Queen speaks to crowds gathered exterior Buckingham Palace and views the coffin of Princess Diana at St James’s Palace, following her dying. It comes after criticism of the household’s response to Diana’s sudden dying.
20 November, 1997
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have a good time their golden marriage ceremony anniversary.
9 February 2002
Queen Elizabeth’s sister, Princess Margaret, dies after a protracted sickness.
30 March 2002
The Queen Mother dies simply weeks after Margaret on the age of 101.
7 June 2002
The Queen reaches her golden jubilee after 50 years on the throne.
21 April 2006
The monarch celebrates her eightieth birthday.
17 May 2011
The Queen turns into the primary monarch to make an official state go to to the Republic of Ireland in 100 years.
4 June, 2012
The Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations to mark 60 years on the throne happen exterior Buckingham Palace.
9 September 2015
Queen Elizabeth II turns into Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, after ruling for over 23,226 days. She surpasses her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria’s reign.
21 April 2016
The Queen turns 90 years previous.
9 January 2021
Both the Queen and Prince Philip obtain their first coronavirus vaccines at Windsor Castle.
9 April 2021
The Queen’s husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, dies at Windsor Castle.
17 April 2021
The Queen attends the funeral of her husband and sits on her personal throughout the service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, owing to Covid restrictions.
6 February 2022
The Queen marks 70 years on the throne, and prepares to have a good time her platinum jubilee in June. Later this month, she checks constructive for Covid and undertakes largely digital engagements.
29 March 2022
The Queen attends Prince Philip’s memorial at Westminster Abbey together with different members of the royal household.