Do you remember where you were when the Queen died? That’s how September 8, 2022, the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, will undoubtedly be recalled in conversations for years to come.
But none will remember the moment more than the Monarch’s immediate family, who were alerted to her ill health several hours earlier, and rushed to her bedside at Balmoral, Scotland.
And now, her official death certificate has been released to the public, revealing her cause of death and the time she died.
How did Queen Elizabeth II die?
According to the Scottish National Record, the Queen’s cause of death was “old age”.
At 10.30am on the morning of her death, the Palace issued a statement detailing “concern” for her health.
By 2pm that day, BBC presenters had dressed in black—as is tradition for the passing for a Monarch.
What time did Queen Elizabeth II die?
Queen Elizabeth died at 3.10pm in the afternoon—but the official statement confirming this didn’t come until several hours later at 6.30pm. This was because of pre-planned royal protocol which required specific people to be informed first including the UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss, and immediate family members.
Where was The Queen’s family when she died?
The Queen passed away with King Charles III and Princess Anne at her bedside. Charles’ wife Camilla, the Queen Consort was also in Balmoral, but it’s understood she was not in the room.
Meanwhile the Queen’s two other children, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew were flying to Balmoral at the time of her death alongside her grandson Prince William.
They arrived at Balmoral just after 5pm.
Just after 6.30pm, Prince Harry (who was already in the UK on unrelated business) also touched down in Balmoral.
His wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and William’s wife Princess Kate did not fly up to Balmoral. It’s likely Meghan was at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, while Kate was most likely undertaking the school run with her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.