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Queen Elizabeth died of 'old age', death certificate shows

FILE PHOTO: The coffin of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is seen here entering St George VI Chapel at Windsor Castle, September 19, 2022. PO Phot Dave Jenkins/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Queen Elizabeth died of old age, according to her death certificate, which was published by the National Records of Scotland on Thursday.

Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, died peacefully at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle, her summer home in the Scottish highlands, on Sept. 8.

The certificate records her time of death as 3.10 p.m. (1410 GMT)

An extract from the entry of Britain's late Queen Elizabeth in the Register of Deaths, which can also be referred to as a death certificate, published by the National Records of Scotland, is seen in this image obtained by Reuters on September 29, 2022. National Records of Scotland/Handout via REUTERS

Buckingham Palace had released a statement just after 12.30 p.m. that day to say doctors were concerned about the queen's health and that she would remain under medical supervision. Her death was officially announced at 6.30pm.

She had carried out her last official duty, appointing Liz Truss as prime minister, just two days earlier.

The queen, who spent 70 years on the throne, had been suffering from what Buckingham Palace had called "episodic mobility problems" since the end of last year, forcing her to withdraw from nearly all her public engagements.

The certificate shows her death was registered by her daughter, Princess Anne, on Sept. 16.

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Kate Holton)

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