Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96

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Queen Elizabeth II walks through the Royal Gallery before the official opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 27, 2015 in London, England. Pool WPA/Getty Images
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  • Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland died on September 8, 2022, aged 96.
  • Earlier today, official sources reported that Her Majesty was unwell and under close medical supervision at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
  • Her Majesty celebrated her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, to mark a reign of more than 70 years.

The afternoon of September 8, 2022, Buckingham Palace announcement the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The cause of death remains undeclared, but according to the official statement, Her Majesty “passed away peacefully” at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. She was 96 years old.

Earlier today, official sources had declared this “[t]the queen’s physicians [were] concerned for her health”, and that she should remain under close medical supervision at Balmoral.

On September 6, Queen Elizabeth II had appointed the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss, at Balmoral Castle rather than Buckingham Palace in London, as was her custom, and the British media speculated that this was possibly due to Her Majesty’s known mobility issues.

The reign of Queen Elizabeth II began in 1952, when she was not yet 26 years old. She was Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for over 70 years, making her the longest reigning monarch in British history, surpassing that of Queen Victoria. 63 year reign.

In June 2022, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated it Platinum Jubileeto mark 7 decades of sovereignty.

Her Majesty’s reign has seen 15 British prime ministers come and go, including Winston Churchill, who was in office when Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne, and Margaret Thatcher, who was the UK’s first female Prime Minister.

During her 70 years on the throne, Her Majesty has witnessed many major historical eventsfinally women receive the right to vote in the general elections in 1929, the Second World War (1939-1945) and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, to of course, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Over the years, there have generally been few reports of ill health regarding Her Majesty, although she should have managed mobility issues.

In May 2022, she was unable to attend the Official opening of Parliamentand official sources quoted “episodic mobility problemsas the reason for this decision.

In November 2021, she had also pulled out of attending a memorial service in remembrance of war victims due to a trampled on the backand previously she had canceled other engagements following reports of poor health.

In October 2021Queen Elizabeth II has been admitted to hospital for the first time in many years,”[f]after medical advice to rest for a few days” and undertake “some preliminary investigations”, although official royal sources have never specified the cause of the medical investigations.

Mobility problems are very common, especially due to agingand one crowd back can result from unexpected injury or increased overuse.

Dr Neel Anandprofessor of orthopedic surgery and director of spinal trauma at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles, said Medical News Today that back pain is a very common problem and the advice for people with back pain is often bed rest.

However, he told us, this might not be helpful for everyone. “New research has shown that this type of ‘treatment’ for back pain has a very limited role in curing it,” Dr. Anand said.

“In moderation, bed rest can give you relief when the back pain you’re experiencing seems to get worse with long periods of time or standing or sitting. But other than that, total bed rest doesn’t do much for you. help heal. In fact, too much bed rest can actually make baking pain worse,” he explained, because “[i]This can contribute to loss of muscle strength – essential for optimal spinal health – and does little for your sense of well-being either.

“Clinical studies have shown that a return to normal activities, with rest periods as needed, is most beneficial in helping you return to pain-free function faster,” Dr. Anand advised.

Queen Elizabeth II also had to deal with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, earlier this year. In February she tested positive for COVID-19, and had “mild cold-like symptoms,” according to official reports.

She had previously received a COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021and reports said she had also received a booster shot.

Vaccine boosters can make a big difference in preventing severe COVID-19 symptoms in older adults.

“[W]I tell everyone[ …] that if [they are] over 80 or 75 years old, [they] should be boosted”, Dr. Robert Lahitadirector of the Institute of Autoimmune and Rheumatic Diseases of the Saint Joseph Health System, notes in an interview with Health line.

A few months later, in April, Her Majesty revealed the impact the coronavirus had on her after she tested positive. In a video call with a former COVID-19 patient, Queen Elizabeth II candidly noted that the disease “leaves a person very tired and exhausted”.

Fatigue is a common symptom of COVID-19, and for many the fatigue may persist for some time after he started testing negative.

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, Buckingham Palace and the British Government have announced a period of National mourning.

There will also be a period of lying and a state funeral for Her Majesty, although authorities have yet to announce details of these events.

Queen Elizabeth II is succeeded by her eldest son, who will be known as King Charles III.


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Edward L. Robinett