The Death of Queen Elizabeth II and What This Means for Britain

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth, the longest reigning monarch of Britain, passed away on September 8, 2022. Before her death, she had reigned for over 70 years, making her the longest ruling female head of state in the history of rulers.

Queen Elizabeth passed at the age of 96.



Queen Elizabeth, also known as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on April 21, 1926. She is the daughter of George IV who at the time was the King of Britain. After his passing in 1952, Queen Elizabeth began reigning Britain, and continued on for 72 years. Before becoming queen, she married Prince Phillip in 1947. He would become her royal consort until his passing in 2021.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

Now on the throne sits King Charles III, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Hours after his mother passed, he assumed the throne at age 73, making him the oldest person to be king. The next in line for the throne is the eldest son of Charles and Diana, Prince William, who is currently 40 years old.