SAN JOSE, CALIF. — On September 8, 2022, at about 10:30 a.m. longest reigning monarch in English history, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away at Balmore Castle located in Scotland, surrounded by loved ones.
Early this morning Buckingham Palace reported that the Queen was being watched over by medical professionals who were concerned about her health.
Her family from across the globe flew to the Scottish Estate, including a surprise appearance by Prince Harry, who has not been on the good side of the crown as of late. He traveled without his wife, Meghan Markle, who may be joining him at a later date.
With the queen’s passing, all of England and the countries under them will go into D-Day, an already created plan of what would happen if the queen died. Here’s how D-day works:
Calls are made all over England to the Prime Minister and the cabinet secretary. An official statement was made from the Palace informing the general public and everyone that the queen has passed. Flags were lowered and the BBC stopped playing and went completely dark.
Following will be D-Day+1 and D-Day+2, where events such as Prince Charles, the longest assuming heir to the throne will assume with his wife Camila as his consort
On D-Day+10 will be the Queen’s funeral at Westminister Abbey. This will be considered a national day of mourning. She will be buried at Windsor Castle’s King George VI Memorial Chapel.
The queen previously had dropped out of many scheduled events due to poor health such as the yearly Braemar Gathering a few days ago.
An anonymous student at Silver Creek comments, “Although I am sad about the Queen’s passing, I don’t know much about her because we do not live in England.”
The queen was the longest reigning monarch, outliving her namesake and all the kings before her. She will be remembered by her subjects forever for her long rule and how she shaped modern English society.