The BBC in London interrupted its broadcast to announce the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Host Huw Edwards appears dressed in black on screen to make the announcement.
“This is the BBC London news. The page of the Palace has announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Palace statement reads: The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”
After informing the viewers, the television channel shows a video of several seconds in honor of the queen. An image of when she was young and wears a special outfit with the royal crown is seen.
The presenter Huw Edwards was the one who broke the news.
Profile of Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor or better known as Elizabeth II, was the queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.and wore his crown and on the throne from 1952 until September 8, 2022.
Little Lilibet, as her father, King George VI, affectionately called her, was groomed by the best tutors in England at the time. A pleasant, wise and strong teaching that stood out mainly for her studies in constitutional history, law and literature; which she was going to train for the great role that she would assume when she was only 25 years old. She was third in line to the throne of the United Kingdom.
A process of hard work that led her, to this day, to be the leader and main figure of the United Kingdom and 54 other nations before the world.
Crowned after the death of her father, Elizabeth II of England has led the longest reign in the country’s history: in 2016 she reached and she surpassed the 64 years of the ‘Victorian era’ of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria I of England (1837-1901).
In addition, throughout his reign, he has witnessed events that have marked the history of the world. In fact, during World War II, Elizabeth II entered the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service as a second lieutenant, making her the first member of the royal family to enlist in the armed forces full-time.
Two years later, in 1947, Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip of Mountbatten, Prince of Greece and Denmark, better known as a result of this marriage as Philip of Edinburgh. (Photo by The Print Collector/Getty Images) – Photo: Getty Images
Two years later, in 1947, She married Lieutenant Philip of Mountbatten, Prince of Greece and Denmark, better known as a result of this union as Philip of Edinburgh.; from there were born the children of him Carlos, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, born in 1948; Princess Anne, born 1950; Andrew, Duke of York, born 1960; and Edward, Earl of Wessex, in 1964, who would later become the heirs to the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh (a title given to new parents at the time).
At the beginning of 1952 King George VI died and Liibeth received the fatal news in Kenya, then a British colony in turmoil and controversy due to the terrorist actions of the Mau Mau.
On June 2, 1953, Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. in the old Westminster Abbey, in a majestic and private ceremony attended by heads of state and representatives of European royal houses and which thousands of people around the world were able to follow for the first time on television.
On June 2, 1953, Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the former Westminster Abbey. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images) – Photo: Getty Images
While the Queen of England has seen 14 UK Prime Ministers pass by, she has been served by figures such as Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.
The queen, with the aim of preserving the unifying character of the crown in the political space of the former British Empire, He traveled around the world like no other monarch had done, thus strengthening ties with subjects of the most diverse cultures, races and beliefs.
Countries where Queen Elizabeth II ruled
Elizabeth II was monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth of Nations. Is organization made up of 54 independent and semi-independent countries, where the queen was the main political leader of:
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Zambia.
As in all families, scandals, arguments and misunderstandings could not be absent, facts that could not be hidden from the press, despite his popularity and the respect that his subjects and faithful followers gave him. These family events denoted the existence of a certain break in the structures of the monarchy.
For the year 1992 (which she herself described as Annus horribilis) It was a breaking point when the conjugal ups and downs of their children were disclosed: among them the famous scandal of Prince Andrew when he separated from Sarah Ferguson, and one of the most notorious cases in history: the separation between Charles of England and the popular Diana of Wales, ‘Lady Di’ that immediately passed into the public domain.
Her Majesty is the grandmother of Princes William and Harry, Peter and Zara Philips, Beatrice and Eugenie of York, and Lady Louise and James Mountbatten-Windsor.
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, along with Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as part of Trooping the Color parade during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London, Britain, June 2, 2022. Ian Vogler/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo – Photo: REUTERS
The woman in power
On the other hand, the monarch also achieved important milestones for the crown and for the role of women in society, such as the first women-only events held inside Buckingham Palace; In 2004, she even invited representatives from politics, business, fashion, art and literature to dine with her at the Women of Achievement event..
In addition, Queen Elizabeth II was the royal president of more than 600 charities, covering areas such as culture, business, financing for science and technology, and the health sector; In addition to being the leader of multiple causes that support the preservation of the environment and wildlife.
His management was so great that he became an example of leadership for other world leaders, and a source of great pride for his family and the country.
In 2022, the Queen of England celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, proudly being the first monarch to commemorate this record 70 years on the throne.
Therefore, throughout the year, various festivities were held to celebrate it, which culminated in a long weekend between June 2 and 5, all with the aim of paying tribute to the reign of Elizabeth II through various cultural activities.