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Queen Elizabeth II's death certificate reveals why she died

The 96-year-old monarch died at her Balmoral estate in Scotland.

Hritika Mitra Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika London Updated on: September 29, 2022 20:55 IST
Queen Elizabeth II's death certificate reveals why she died
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Queen Elizabeth II died of 'old age' on September 8, stated her death certificate released by the National Records of Scotland on Thursday. The document, released by the National Records of Scotland, notes Britain’s longest-serving monarch died at 3.10 pm local time on September 8 due to "old age".

The Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, is named as the "informant" on the document as it would have been her who notified the local registrar of her mother's death. When paying tribute to her mother, Princess Royal revealed that she was with the head of state in her last moments. Anne, who accompanied her mother's coffin as it traveled from Balmoral to London via Edinburgh, said: "I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest mother's life."

Earlier in the day, hundreds of people queued at Windsor Castle in Berkshire the final resting place of Queen Elizabeth II in south-east England, as it reopened to the public for visits on Thursday for the first time since the death of the late monarch earlier this month.

The grounds of the castle, where the Queen spent much of her time since the Covid lockdown in 2020 in her private royal residence, are open to public visits for a ticket price of around GBP 27.

For the first time this week, visitors will be able to view the ledger stone inscribed with the name of the late monarch in the George VI Memorial Chapel at St.George’s Chapel.  

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin was laid to rest alongside her husband, late Prince Philip, at a private burial at St.George's Chapel on Monday evening (September 19).

(With inputs from ANI)

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