Queen Elizabeth, the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom passed away ”peacefully” at her home in Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland on September 8, 2022, at age of 96. Weeks later, Queen Elizabeth’s cause of death has finally been revealed.
On Thursday, the National Records of Scotland made her death certificate public, revealing that the late monarch died of ”old age”.
The certificate also revealed that she died at 15:10 BST in Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
The document was signed by the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, who was with her mother and the Queen at the time of her death. Previously, in a statement released, Anne said: “I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest Mother’s life.”
Apart from Anne, Queen’s eldest son, King Charles III, his wife, Camilla was also present at Balmoral castle at the time of her death.
On September 8, soon after doctors raised concerns about Queen’s health, Buckingham Palace announced the death of Queen Elizabeth via an official statement: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.”
Queen’s coffin was taken from Aberdeenshire to Edinburgh before it was brought to London, where her coffin was kept for a lying-in-state at Westminster castle. Hundreds and thousands of people from across the country and the world walked miles to pay their last respects to their beloved Queen. Her state funeral was held at Westminster Abbey, London on September 19th.
However, some reports suggest that she died heartbroken due to her companion’s death
Last year in April, Queen Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip, 99, also died from ‘old age, as per his death certificate.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl, in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, asserted that Queen Elizabeth II “ultimately died of a broken heart,” while adding that the late monarch was never the same after Prince Philip’s demise.
“Elizabeth wouldn’t be the Queen that she was without the support of Philip. He supported her in everything she did in life. Something in her died when he went,” Nicholl said.
Nicholl also shared that the Queen had everything planned hence her coffin was interred alongside Prince Philip’s coffin in the same royal crypt. After the private service, both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s caskets were taken to King George VI’s Memorial Chapel.
Since she knew she wouldn’t be alive for long and she wanted to make her last voyage with Phillip by her side, she wanted her beloved to wait for her in the royal vault, according to the royal expert