Queen Elizabeth Dies at 96


Mark de Jong

Queen Elizabeth died on September 8th, after serving 70 years as the Queen of England.

Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at 96, according to a press release by Buckingham Palace. Elizabeth served 70 years–the longest career in the history of the UK monarchy.

Surrounded by family, the Queen reportedly died a peaceful death at her favorite estate, Balmoral Castle.

Senior Jordan Haines offered her perspective on Elizabeth’s passing.

“I was shocked and saddened to hear the news, she was an influential leader and will be greatly missed,” Haines said.

In June of 2022, Elizabeth celebrated her 70th year on the throne at the Platinum Jubilee. At the event she watched the parade and other festivities from her balcony.

The Queen met with the United Kingdom’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss on Tuesday September 6.

The morning before her death, Queen Elizabeth’s doctors decided to place her under medical supervision due to concern about her health. As stated by BBC, her grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry, stood by her side at Balmoral.

Theology teacher, Greg Allen, spoke about the Monarch’s death.

“Queen Elizabeth was an incredible role model and left an impactful legacy that will be remembered for generations to come,” Allen shared.

The Queen’s son Charles, former Prince of Wales, will step into the role as King of England.