Following Queen Elizabeth II’s death on 8th sept. 2022, the cause of her death as now been revealed. According to a document published by National Records of Scotland on Thursday, the british monarch died of ‘old age.’
The late monarch died at Balmoral Castle, the monarch’s Scotland estate where she traditionally spent the late summer months. She was 96 years old at the time of her death.
The Queen’s time of death was also on the newly released document, listed as 3:10 p.m. Her “usual residence” is stated to be Windsor Castle, where Queen Elizabeth used as her home base starting in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic for the final years of her life.
Her death was registered by her daughter, Princess Anne, on September 16. Anne is the queen’s second eldest child and the only daughter of her four children with the late Prince Philip.
Anne was with the queen in her final hours, along with King Charles III, Elizabeth’s eldest child, who inherited the throne upon her death.
Anne previously said in a statement, “I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest Mother’s life.”
The queen’s younger sons Princes Andrew and Edward, along with other family members, including her grandsons Princes William and Harry, later traveled to Balmoral as well.
At around 10:30am EAT on September 8, Buckingham Palace released a statement about the queen’s health, saying doctors were concerned and that she would remain under medical supervision. Her death was announced to the public at approximately 20:30pm EAT that evening.
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband of 73 years who died at age 99 in April 2021, also died of old age, according to his death certificate.
The queen’s last public appearance came just two days before she died, on Sept. 6, when she held an in-person audience at Balmoral Castle with Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss.
Following her death, London went through a 10-day mourning period that culminated in her funeral service and burial on Sept. 19 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.