Queen died of ‘old age’ hours before the world was told

Queen died of ‘old age’ hours before the world was told

Queen Elizabeth II died of easy “previous age” — and almost 3 1/2 hours earlier than her royal household introduced it to the world, in keeping with a duplicate of her demise certificates launched Thursday.

The much-loved 96-year-old monarch’s demise was listed as being at 3:10 p.m. on Sept. 8, lower than 3 hours after Buckingham Palace had warned that her docs have been “involved for Her Majesty’s well being.”

It was additionally 3 hours, 20 minutes earlier than the royal household formally introduced that she had “died peacefully at Balmoral,” her Scottish retreat.

The timing meant that the UK and its Commonwealth had for hours unknowingly been below the reign of a brand new monarch, King Charles III.

The demise certificates launched Thursday stated the 96-year-old monarch died of “previous age” hours earlier than it was introduced.Nationwide Data of Scotland

It additionally meant the queen was already lifeless when a plane-load of her royal family — together with new inheritor obvious Prince William — landed in Scotland in a doomed race to see her.

The group, together with two of the queen’s sons, Princes Edward and Andrew, touched down simply earlier than 4 p.m., trying crestfallen as they arrived at Balmoral almost two hours after the monarch had died.

The queen died at 3:10 p.m., which means there was a brand new king for greater than 3 hours earlier than the official announcement at 6:30 p.m.AFP by way of Getty Photos

Exiled Prince Harry, who was compelled to journey alone, arrived even later, studying of his grandmother’s demise by way of on-line experiences, palace sources instructed Web page Six.

Solely the queen’s two eldest kids — the now-King Charles and Princess Anne — made it in time, having each already been in Scotland.

Anne, 72, formally signed off on her mom’s demise certificates, in keeping with an extract launched by the Nationwide Data of Scotland.

Regardless of a collection of well being woes forward of her demise, the trigger was listed merely as “Previous Age.”

The certificates used the late monarch’s full identify, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, and listed her as widowed.

For “occupation,” it said: “Her Majesty the Queen.”

The reason for demise was signed off by licensed registered medical practitioner Douglas James Allan Glass, who instructed The Occasions of London he had “been taking care of her for 34 years” and “was there when she died.”

“It was upsetting on the time however due to her age it was not surprising so it was not a shock,” the physician stated, saying the queen “was all the time very nice to me over time.”

The queen’s demise was “upsetting” however “not surprising,” the physician who was along with her stated.WireImage

Glass stated he had been “involved in regards to the queen’s well being for a number of months” and went to Balmoral that morning “for a routine surgical procedure,” with out detailing what it was for.

“I used to be round on the time of her demise … It was anticipated and we have been fairly conscious of what was going to occur,” he instructed the UK paper.

He confirmed that “Princess Anne had been in shut attendance and [King] Charles was current.”

The demise certificates was launched after the official interval of mourning for the royal household, which lasted seven days after the queen’s Sept. 19 funeral.POOL/AFP by way of Getty Photos

The certificates was launched after the tip of the official interval of royal mourning, which continued seven days after the queen’s hours-long funeral processions and providers on Sept. 19.

The late queen was buried contained in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, a part of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Fort, alongside her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, who died final 12 months simply earlier than his a hundredth birthday.

On Thursday, the fort was reopened for the primary time since her demise — with enormous traces as soon as once more forming to pay closing respects.

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