*Translated by Sara Pasino
LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96. It was announced by Buckingham Palace, with an official note: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.” Queen Elizabeth was vacationing in Balmoral Castle, Scotland, where today, September 8, her doctors announced a sudden deterioration in her health conditions. Messages of condolence for the disappearance of the Queen of England are coming from all over the world.
Elizabeth II had ascended the throne 70 years ago, in 1952: the longest reign in the history of the British monarchy that began in 1066. By 2017, due to her age, she had cleared her official engagements. Only last Tuesday, September 6, in Balmoral she had received the outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and the new number 10, Liz Truss.
She is succeeded by her eldest son Charles, who may also change his name and will be officially invested tomorrow, September 9.