She reigned for no less than 70 years. This Thursday, September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II died “peacefully” at the age of 96 in Balmoral Castle in Scotland. His son, Prince Charles, had expressed his great sadness in a statement released by Buckingham Palace.
“We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a beloved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt across the country, in the realms of the Commonwealth, and by countless people across the world. During this time of grief and change, my family and I will be comforted and supported by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection that existed for the Queen,” said the new King Charles III.
It had already been a few days since the fragile health of the queen was at the heart of all concerns. A few hours before bowing out, Elizabeth II’s doctors had nevertheless affirmed that their queen continued “to feel comfortable at Balmoral”. Already, on September 6, a last snapshot of the queen had aroused concern. During his meeting with the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, one of his hands appeared blackened.
On social networks, journalist Harry Wallop shared this shot taken at Balmoral Castle. “If this turns out to be her last public photo, it’s an absolutely lovely photo,” he captioned his post. A comment that was unanimous among Internet users. “I agree, it’s a nice photo. The queen has always made me think of my mother since they are the same age (…) I will miss her” or even “I love his smile”. Nine days after her death, the funeral of the former sovereign will take place.