When Queen Elizabeth died, the world was in shock. After an unprecedented 70-year reign as monarch, it seemed like Elizabeth would be with us forever.
It has taken the world weeks to mourn her death. However, many have been troubled by a simple question: just what was Elizabeth’s cause of death? Now, the Queen’s cause of death has finally been revealed.
Queen Elizabeth’s death certificate has been released
Queen Elizabeth was 96 years old when she died. By any measure, that is an impressive achievement. But it also means that her cause of death may not be that surprising. It seems that the Queen actually died of old age!
We know this thanks to a document recently released by National Records of Scotland on Thursday. The document revealed Elizabeth’s official cause of death: “Old Age.” This is the same cause of death that was listed for Prince Philip, the Queen’s longtime husband who died in 2021.
This document also reveals other interesting info. For example, it tells us that the Queen died at 3:10 pm on September 8. She died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she usually spent the late summer months, though the document confirms that her “usual residence” is Windsor Castle. Windsor became the Queen’s primary residence back in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Princess Anne, the Queen’s daughter, is listed as the informant of her death. As People reports, Anne said in a previous statement, “I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest Mother’s life.”
Interestingly, the document also gives Elizabeth’s name as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, with Windsor given as the surname. Honestly, after calling her just “Queen Elizabeth” our entire lives, this was quite the mouthful!
In a slightly amusing twist, the document also confirms that Elizabeth’s occupation was “Her Majesty the Queen.” Now that both the world has had enough time to mourn Elizabeth, it is time to see if King Charles can fully fill the very large shoes left behind by his beloved mother.