- The United Kingdom longest serving Monarch Queen Elizabeth II died.
- On 8 September 2022, Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen was under medical supervision.
Queen Elizabeth 2 was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952. She was queen regnant of 32 different sovereign states in the course of her reign and served as monarch of 15 of them at the time of her death.
Her reign of 70 years and 214 days is the longest of any British monarch and is the longest recorded period. She was born in Mayfair as the first child of the duke and duchess of York first child. After her father’s death in 1957 at the age of 25 she became the queen of the United Nations.
In November 1947, she married Philip Mountbatten, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, and their marriage lasted 73 years until his death in April 2021. They had four children: Charles III; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
On 8 September 2022, Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen was under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle after doctors expressed concern. Her death was confirmed that evening. She rarely give any interviews and nor used to sharing her personal feelings.
When Times journalist Paul Routledge asked the Queen for her opinions on the miners’ strike of 1984–85, she replied that it was “all about one man”. Elizabeth had a deep sense of religious and civic duty. A personal note about her faith is often featured in her annual Christmas Message broadcast to the Commonwealth.