Queen Elizabeth II's cause of death confirmed as old age

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Tom Evans

By Tom Evans

Published: 29/09/2022

- 14:07

Updated: 29/09/2022

- 14:21

Queen Elizabeth II's cause of death was old age, her death certificate has revealed

The monarch died earlier this month, at the age of 96.

The document, published by National Records of Scotland on Thursday, records that Queen Elizabeth II died at 3.10pm on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Ballater.

The cause of death is listed as old age.

The document is signed by Princess Anne.

When paying tribute to her mother, the Princess Royal revealed she was with the head of state in her last moments.

Anne, who accompanied her mother’s coffin as it travelled from Balmoral to London, via Edinburgh, said: “I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest mother’s life.”

The princess is named as the “informant” on the document and would have notified the local registrar of her mother’s death.

Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest on September 19, following 70 years of service, after family, friends and the nation said a fond farewell to the late monarch.

For the woman who was never meant to be sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II fulfilled her pledge to serve nation and Commonwealth and came to earn the respect of many – from world leaders to the public.

Her grieving family walked behind her coffin throughout the long day of her funeral and burial, a simple but public tribute.

The emotion was clear to see on the face of King Charles III who travelled to Scotland soon afterwards where he has remained with his Queen Consort.

Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
Andrew Milligan

Princess Anne was with her mother when she died
Princess Anne was with her mother when she died

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