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Queen Elizabeth II died from ‘old age’ three hours before announcement, death certificate confirms

Queen Elizabeth II died of ‘old age’, the late monarch’s death certificate has confirmed.

Her Majesty died on September 8 at Balmoral, aged 96. The news was broken to the world at 6.30pm on the day; however, the document released by National Records of Scotland notes the time of the Queen’s death as 3.10pm.

The sovereign’s daughter Princess Anne is listed on the certificate as the informant, meaning that she would have notified the local registrar of her mother’s death. Anne revealed in an earlier statement paying tribute to the Queen that she was by her side in her final moments, saying: “I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest mother’s life.”

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King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla travelled to Balmoral on the morning of the Queen’s death, and were also with the monarch when she passed away according to reports. Other members of the royal family including Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Prince William and later Prince Harry boarded flights to Balmoral later in the day.

The Queen was laid to rest on September 19, with 26 million people in the UK watching the state funeral service on television and around a quarter of a million having paid their respects to the monarch as she lay in state at Westminster Hall. Her Majesty’s final resting place is in the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, next to her husband of 73 years Prince Philip .

The monarch’s parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother are also buried in the chapel, as are the ashes of the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret. The Queen was the longest-serving monarch in British history, celebrating 70 years on the throne with her Platinum Jubilee earlier this year.

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