Queen Elizabeth II passes away at 96, What happens next?

9 Sep 2022  Read 2573 Views

Elizabeth II or Elizabeth Alexandra Mary the queen of the United Kingdom (from 1952 to 2022)  “officially Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith” was born on April 21, 1926, in London Eng. and died on September 08, 2022, at Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scot. 

When her uncle Edward VIII abdicated, and her father succeeded him as king as George VI, she took the position of heir apparent. 

She was married to Philip, the duke of Edinburgh (1921–2021), a distant relative, in 1947, and the couple had four children together, including Charles, who would become the next monarch in 2022. 

When her father died in 1952, she became heir to the throne. 

She favored simplicity in court life and showed a growing awareness of the monarchy's contemporary function. She also showed a keen interest in governmental affairs.

The highly publicized marital problems of two of the queen's sons and the passing of Diana, Princess of Wales, caused the monarchy to have challenges in the 1990s. 

In 2002, the queen's mother and sister died within two months. 

In 2015, Elizabeth became the monarch with the longest reign in British history. She celebrated her “Platinum Jubilee” by completing 70 years on the throne.

Queen Elizabeth II: Family & Early Life

Also Known As

Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith • Elizabeth Alexandra Mary


April 21, 1926, • London • England


September 8, 2022 (aged 96) • Aberdeenshire • Scotland

House / Dynasty

House of Windsor

Prominent Family Members

spouse Philip, Duke of Edinburgh • father George VI • mother Elizabeth • daughter Anne, Princess Royal • son Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex • son Prince Andrew, duke of York • son Charles, Prince of Wales • sister Princess Margaret

Inheritance and Demise of Queen Elizabeth II

King George VI's health deteriorated seriously in the summer of 1951. Thus, Princess Elizabeth stood in for him at the Trooping of the Colour and other formal occasions. After spending Christmas in England, she and the duke left on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in January 1952. However, while they were traveling at Sagana, Kenya, word of the king's passing on February 6, 1952, reached them. They later arrived at their destination. Knowing that Now queen Elizabeth immediately took a flight back to England. During the first three months of her reign, which served as a time of mourning for her father, she lived relatively alone.

Nevertheless, she took up the monarch's normal responsibilities in the summer. On November 4, 1952, she performed her first state opening of Parliament after moving from Clarence House to Buckingham Palace. On June 2, 1953, she was crowned at Westminster Abbey.

The queen and the duke of Edinburgh undertook a six-month round-the-world tour of the Commonwealth in November 1953. This voyage featured a reigning British monarch's first visits to Australia and New Zealand. She and the duke traveled to Canada and the United States in 1957 after making state visits to several European countries. She was the first reigning British queen to visit South America (in 1968) and the nations of the Persian Gulf (in 1961), and she undertook the first royal British trip to the Indian subcontinent in fifty years (in 1979). She presided over a London banquet where the 36 Commonwealth leaders were present, toured Britain and Northern Ireland, and celebrated her "Silver Jubilee" in 1977.

Impact of the death of Elizabeth II on Britain

  1. Changes in the commonwealth - The Commonwealth, a group of 54 nations from Africa, Asia, America, Europe, and the Pacific, was led by Queen Elizabeth. The post of Head of the Commonwealth will not automatically pass to the Queen's replacement after her death; instead, it will likely be decided by all Commonwealth Heads of Government. Many countries may establish their heads of state and become republics.

  2. The UK will be in a state of mourning- By the governments of the Commonwealth nations, there will also be a statutory holiday in the UK. While NOT the Royal Standard, the Union Jack flag will be flown at half-staff in the UK and abroad until after the funeral. The Royal Standard should fly at half-mast because it symbolizes the monarchy, which is perpetual. The day of the funeral will see a closing of the London Stock Exchange.

  3. Cash and coins- In the UK, the face of the Queen may be seen on every coin and banknote; however, now that she has passed away, the King's face will appear on all future coins and banknotes. The new money will be manufactured and released into wide circulation, with the old money gradually being phased out, as the authorities have been planned for quite some time.

  4. Passports – The UK passport mentions that "Her Britannic Majesty's Secretary of State requests and requires in the name of Her Majesty all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance and to afford the bearer such assistance and protection as may be necessary." So, the new passports will be issued.

  5. National Anthem – the national anthem of Britain is sung in honor of the Queen with the lyrics “God save the Queen,” which will be reverted to the male version with the necessary changes.


Elizabeth was known to prefer simplicity in court life and to take a genuine and informed interest in government affairs in addition to her customary and ceremonial responsibilities. She developed a passion for horses and, in private, kept racehorses. She also frequently went to races and occasionally traveled to the Kentucky stud farms in the US. She is one of the richest women in the world because of her financial and real estate interests.

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A legal content writer who pursued BBA-LL.B.(H) from Amity University Chhattisgarh. She has a keen interest in corporate and IPR sectors. 

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