The Queen, Elizabeth II
Her Majesty the Queen passed away aged 96 on 8 September 2022. The royal family confirmed the sad news in a statement which read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
The monarch, who reigned for 70 years, shared four children, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren with her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99. Known for her quick wit and sense of humour, as well as her passion for horse riding and equestrian sports, her Majesty was beloved by many and will be deeply missed.