A lot of people still ask the question “Why did Queen Elizabeth die?” Well, if you are one of them, you are in the right place. Today we will discuss the legacy of Queen Elizabeth and the circumstances that led to her death. Let’s go!
Why Did Queen Elizabeth Die?
According to a death certificate made public a few weeks after her death, Queen Elizabeth’s cause of death was old age.
Her death certificate stated that she passed away on September 8, 2022, at 3:10 p.m. local time at Scotland’s Balmoral Castle (10:10 a.m. Eastern time).
“Her Majesty The Queen” was the response in the occupation box for the longest-reigning queen of Britain, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, with the cause listed as “old age.”
The queen died shortly after being placed under medical monitoring because her doctors were concerned about her health. Buckingham Palace made the statement at the time. Her death was confirmed just after 1:30 p.m. EST, with senior royals rushing to her side.
The palace did not reveal many details about Queen Elizabeth’s death. They merely stated that she died “peacefully” at Scotland’s Balmoral Castle. She had spent her late summer vacations here in the past.
What did Queen Elizabeth suffer from?
A new biography of Queen Elizabeth II reveals that the monarch had bone marrow cancer before her death.
The National Records of Scotland revealed Queen Elizabeth’s death certificate, which said that the Queen died of “old age.”
However, in broadcaster Gyles Brandreth’s new biography of the monarch, Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait, the late Duke of Edinburgh, a close friend of the Queen, said he had heard she had “a form of myeloma” – bone marrow cancer.
What were Queen Elizabeth’s Last Words?
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, the former wife of Prince Andrew, shared that the Queen’s last words to her were, “Just be yourself, Sarah.”
This was a sentiment that the Queen had expressed to Fergie on several occasions, and it reflects the Queen’s deep understanding of Fergie’s personality and her desire for her to be true to herself.
Where was Queen Elizabeth Buried?
The Queen was buried with her husband, Prince Philip, and her parents and sister in the Royal Vault of Windsor Castle’s King George VI Memorial Chapel. King Charles and other members of the royal family attended the private burial and service.
On the ledger stone at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, Queen Elizabeth’s name is now written beside Prince Philip’s and her parents.
The inscriptions on the stone now read “George VI 1895-1952” and “Elizabeth 1900-2002,” followed by a metal Garter star, and then “Elizabeth II 1926-2022” and “Philip 1921-2021.” The Order of the Garter was held by all four royals.
King George VI, who died in 1952, was initially interred in the Royal Vault before being moved to the newly built chapel on March 26, 1969.
The Queen’s mother was buried there in 2002, and Princess Margaret’s ashes, who died in 2002, are also kept in the chapel.
While the official cause of death was old age, there were many questions and speculations about the circumstances leading up to her passing. Regardless of the cause, Queen Elizabeth’s passing was a very significant event in the history of the United Kingdom, and the world at large.
The Queen’s reign was one of great change and progress, and she will be remembered as one of the most influential monarchs in history.