Queen Elizabeth has died. Following the Queen’s death, her son Prince Charles is now the King of Britain. 73-year-old Charles became Prince in 1952. His title ‘Prince of Wales’ will now go to his eldest son William according to royal rules.

Queen Elizabeth II, who has been on the throne of the United Kingdom for seventy years, died Thursday evening local time at Balmoral Palace in Scotland, according to Buckingham Palace.

Charles will ceremonially become king within 24 hours of his mother’s death. He will be crowned King in a ceremony at St James’s Palace in London. The event will be attended by members of the Privy Council, government officials, Commonwealth High Commissioners and the Mayor of London.

Following Queen Elizabeth II’s death, Buckingham Palace will issue a statement of condolence, also issued by the monarch.

Queen Elizabeth was spending her summer vacation at Balmoral Palace. Prince Charles and his children rushed there on the news of his illness. He breathed his last at Balmoral Palace at the age of 96 after a long illness.

Doctors expressed serious concern about the condition of the queen’s body on Thursday afternoon. Four children – Prince Charles (73), Princess Anne (72), Prince Andrew (62), Prince Edward (58) rushed to Balmoral Palace to receive news of their mother’s illness.

Charles’ eldest son, Prince William, also reached out to his grandmother. Another of the Queen’s grandsons, William’s brother Harry and his wife Meghan rushed from faraway America. Harry and Meghan have now settled in America after leaving the royal family.

Queen Elizabeth appointed Liz Truss as Prime Minister of Britain on Tuesday. The Queen of Britain has set a record by appointing 15 Prime Ministers of Britain since coming to the throne. In this first break from tradition, he congratulated Liz at Balmoral Palace instead of Buckingham. Rani’s illness was clearly caught in that picture.

On Thursday, doctors announced the queen’s physical illness and expressed concern. After that news started coming that Rani’s condition was critical. Prayers for the Queen’s recovery are held in Canterbury. Queen Elizabeth was also the head of the Church of England.

(September 9/DM)