Queen Elizabeth II

Queen’s cause of death given as “old age”

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Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II died of old age at 15:10 on 8th September 2022 in Balmoral Castle at the age of 96, according to her death certificate, which has been released by the National Records of Scotland.

 Princess Anne is recorded as the person providing the information about the Queen’s death. Occupation of the deceased the official form says “ Her Majesty the Queen”.

 The doctor who certified the death at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire was Douglas Glass, who Buckingham Palace says was an “apothecary to the Queen”.

 When she was alive there was a curtain of privacy around the Queen’s health, and in her death, there remains some restraint.

Buckingham Palace had formally announced the Queen’s death at 18:30 with news organisations around the world relaying the announcement that “ the Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon”.

Prime Minister Liz Truss had been privately notified earlier at 16:30. 

King Charles III then, Prince Charles – and his sister Princess Anne had already been in Scotland and other members of the Royal Family travelled by air that afternoon, including Prince William.