Queen Elizabeth II, the iconic monarch, died after an eventful 70-year reign as a most-loved British ceremonial ruler.

New UK monarch is King Charles III

Prince Charles, automatically succeeds his mother; he chose a royal title of King Charles III.

Clarence House confirmed the title of United Kingdom’s new monarch today.

Queen Elizabeth, the longest reigning British Monarch was 96 at the time of death.

A Palace statement confirmed her passage today, 8 September 2022.

She died at her Balmoral Estate, her Summer Castle in Scotland, according to thestatement.
 
Her family members dashed to the estate to be with her in her last hours when they heard her health deteriorated.

The palace is yet to announce plans for Charles’s coronation, as well as for his mother’s burial.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) played the national anthem, “God Save the Queen,” over a portrait of her in full regalia.

Adfitionally, Buckingjam Palace lowered the Union Jack to half-staff.

World leader react

The passage of Queen Elizabet II opened a floodgate of emotional farewell from world leaders today.

In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro declared three days of national mourning.

He said the decision is “a message of condolence for the death of her majesty the queen.” He faces a relection battle next week.

American President Joe Biden issued a proclamation for flags to lower to half-staff at the White House.

This also applies to federal buildings, Navy vessels, military posts and naval stations, embassies and other US facilities abroad.

Russian President Vladimir Putin swiftly condoled with the new King for the ‘irreparable loss’ of his mother.

Agency reports said Putin sent a note to King Charles III to express sympathy.

The Queen “rightfully enjoyed the love and respect of her subjects, as well as authority on the world stage,” Putin reportedly said.

He wished the new King “courage and resilience in the face of this difficult, irreparable loss.”

New British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, also spoke to King Charles III after paying tribute to the Queen in front of 10 Downing Street.

She called on Britain to unite around the country’s new monarch, a spokesperson said.

The spokesperson also disclosed that news of the Queen’s passage reached the Prime Minister via a Cabinet Secretary.