London –Died of “old age,” according to the late British monarch’s death certificate.
A copy of the certificate was published by National Records Scotland on Thursday. Old age was listed as the Queen’s cause of death, and she died at her summer home in Balmoral, Scotland, at 3:10 pm local time on 8 September.
Her death was recorded by her daughter Princess Anne on 16 September.
At around 12:30pm on September 8, Buckingham Palace released a statement about the Queen’s health, saying doctors were concerned and that she would remain under medical supervision. Her death was announced at 6:30 that evening.
Just two days earlier, a photo was released of the 96-year-old monarch meeting Liz Truss to formally ask her to serve as the United Kingdom’s new prime minister. Earlier this year, Elizabeth celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne.
For months, Britain’s longest-serving monarch had what Buckingham Palace only described as a “mobility problem”. Health problems forced her to withdraw from many of her public engagements.
Tributes poured in from around the world as news of her death spread. 10 days of national mourning were declared and the Queen’s coffin was placed in Westminster Hall in London. Thousands of people lined up for hours to pay their respects.
At the moment of her death, the crown automatically passed to her eldest son Charles, who became King Charles III.
“I am deeply conscious of the duties and heavy responsibilities of this great heritage and sovereignty,” said Charles. “In accepting these responsibilities, I will strive to follow the inspiring example that has been set.”