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The passing away of Queen Elizabeth II

Liz Truss will be the last of the 15 British Prime Ministers that Queen Elizabeth has seen. Truss had travelled to the Balmoral Castle only three days ago to present her credentials before becoming the Prime Minister as required by convention.

Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at her Balmoral Estate in Scottish Highlands (Source: wiki commons)

One of the most revered and respected persons in British and world history is no more. Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at her Balmoral Estate in Scottish Highlands, ending an era of seven decades of being a Head of State for the United Kingdom and 14 other nations. The Queen also presided over the Commonwealth, a group of some 54 countries that lend some political and economic weight in international affairs. Queen Elizabeth II came to the Throne in 1952 at a time when the Empire was dwindling and no longer where it was and Britain itself trying to recover from the ravages of the Second World War. And Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister.

Churchill bids good-night to the Queen after a final dinner at Downing Street, 4 April 1955, the night before he retired as Prime Minister. In the doorway are Lady Churchill and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. (Official Biography, Vol. 8)

And in the wings for seventy years as heir apparent Prince Charles has become King Charles immediately after the passing of the Queen ending what is seen in many circles as the “longest wait” in British history as also as the oldest Monarch to assume the throne at the age of 73. King Charles’ wife Camilla will be known as the Queen consort. King Charles, like his mother, comes to the helm at a time when the United Kingdom is going through some rough economic turbulence as also some strains within the family and allegations of racism against officials in the Palace.

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