Great Britain – Queen Elizabeth II has died

Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96. (AFP / FRANK AUGSTEIN)
He died in the evening at the age of 96 at his country home at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, similar to Buckingham Palace. contacted. Many members of the royal family had already traveled to Balmoral in the afternoon. The Queen’s health was previously described as critical. Flags flown at half-mast at Buckingham Palace in London. Thousands of people gathered in front of the building to offer their condolences.

Elizabeth reigned for 70 years, the longest of any head of the British monarchy. She became Queen in 1952 at the age of 25. Elizabeth was head of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and more than a dozen other countries, including Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

The new king, Charles III, spoke of a moment of great sadness. In a statement, he thanked the Queen for her respect and deep affection. Prime Minister Truss said Britain was devastated. He described Elizabeth as a “rock” on which modern Britain was built.

This news was broadcast on Deutschlandfunk on September 9, 2022.

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