Queen Elizabeth II’s death certificate released
Authorities released Queen Elizabeth II’s death certificate nearly 22 days after she passed away.
Here is everything you need to know.
How did Queen Elizabeth II die?
The National Records of Scotland recently issued the death certificate for Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
He reportedly died earlier this month on September 8, 2022 at 3:10pm UK time, or 10:10am ET, at Balmoral Castle in Ballater, Scotland.
Also, at the time, Buckingham Palace released a statement stating that the Queen ‘died peacefully’ at the age of 96.
Subsequently, the cause of his death was not revealed. However, recent reports have revealed the reason behind his death.
According to the most recent reports, the monarch passed away due to “old age” with no other contributing factors.
In addition, the queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, has been registered as an informant in his death. Anne mentioned that she was “lucky to share the last 24 hours of my [her] the life of my dearest mother’, in an official statement after the death of her mother.
Dr. Douglas James Allan Glass certified the Queen’s death. Buckingham Palace called him “The Queen’s Apothecary”, her physician in Scotland.
Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace broke the news of the Queen’s death at 6:30pm UK time or 1:30pm ET. But few reports indicate that Prime Minister Liz Truss was briefed privately at 4:30pm UK time.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away due to ‘old age’
According to the BBC, coroners noted that “old age” may be listed as the sole reason for death in some “very limited circumstances”.
They further stated: ‘If the certifying physician has personally cared for someone over a long period of time and has observed a gradual decline. If the doctor is not aware of any identifiable illness or injury that is the cause of death. So old age can be mentioned as the main contributing factor.’
While Queen Elizabeth II’s death certificate states that she died due to “old age”, Buckingham Palace has over time given notice of the various health issues facing the monarch.
Earlier this year, it was reported that the Queen tested positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace issued a statement to give more details about the state of health.
The report said: “Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duty at Windsor over the next week.”