Sadly, the Queen has died at the age of 96. At Balmoral, she was surrounded by her immediate family.
Prince Charles and Princess Anne rushed to the royal’s bedside after she was placed under medical supervision on Thursday morning. Shortly after, Prince William was joined by Prince Edward and Prince Andrew. According to reports, Prince Harry arrived on his own.
While Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis attended their first day of school at their new school, the Duchess of Cambridge stayed in Windsor. While staying in London, Duchess Meghan canceled her appearance at the WellChild awards.
The British royal family has a long-standing custom of dying at home, surrounded by those they love. For the Queen, who once referred to Balmoral as “my dear paradise in the Highlands,” the castle held a special place in her heart.
Balmoral, which has been in the British royal family since 1852 and is set among acres of picturesque countryside, is frequently visited by members of Her Majesty’s family. The village of Crathie is six miles away, and Inverness is just under two hours away.
Thursday afternoon the Palace issued a statement that read: “Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. On Wednesday, the Queen broke tradition by appointing the new Prime Minister Liz Truss at her Scottish home. The Queen stays at Balmoral in comfort.
The Queen’s funeral, which will take place at Westminster Abbey in London and probably include the entire royal family, is currently being prepared for.