The National Records of Scotland publicly released the reason behind Queen Elizabeth II's death on September 8. Despite the illnesses Her Majesty might have experienced, her cause of death was simply due to "old age."
But before Queen Elizabeth took her last breath, she was reportedly surrounded by her royal family. However, the revealed full timeline of the day she died said otherwise, and Princess Anne seemed to be the only one by her side.
At 12:32 p.m., Buckingham Palace alarmed the world when it released a statement stating doctors' concern for the Queen's health. At the time, it said she was "under medical supervision."
The then-Prince Charles and Prince William cleared their schedules and rushed to Balmoral. At 12:45 p.m., Clarence House announced the former Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, were on their way to be with the monarch.
Kensington Palace later confirmed Prince William was already traveling north. At 2:39 p.m., Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, were aboard a Royal Air Force flight.
Sadly, at 3:10 p.m., Queen Elizabeth died with only Princess Anne by her side, Express revealed. At around 5 p.m., a fleet of cars arrived at Balmoral with Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, and Sophie.
At 6:30 p.m., Buckingham Palace officially announced Queen Elizabeth's death. It then addressed the then-Duke and Duchess of York the "King and the Queen Consort," revealing they would remain at Balmoral that evening and return to London the next day.
At around 7 p.m., King Charles released a statement about his mother's passing, calling it the "greatest sadness for me and all members of my family." But aside from them, he also knew that her loss would be felt throughout the country, the Realms, the Commonwealth, and a lot of people around the world.
At 7:08 p.m., Prime Minister Liz Truss recognized that Queen Elizabeth's passing was the second Elizabethan age and wished "God save the King." At 7:25 p.m., Clarence House confirmed Charles would be known as King Charles III.
At the age of 96, Queen Elizabeth suffered episodic mobility problems from October 2021, leaving her with no choice but to pull out of some major royal events. She would usually attend virtually to perform her role as the leader of the Commonwealth or send other senior royals to do her work in place of her.
In autumn, she was hospitalized for an unrevealed illness. Queen Elizabeth was also ordered to bed rest in October 2021, was COVID-19 positive in February, and felt discomfort during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.