The United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth II, has passed away. She was 96 years old at the time of her death. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born on April 21, 1926. When her father, King George VI, passed away in 1952, Princess Elizabeth, who was then in her twenties, ascended to the throne as Queen.
A statement on the Royal Family’s official website read, “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral (The royal residence in Aberdeenshire, Scotland) this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
The news follows two incidents that brought the Queen’s health to the forefront. Her recent meeting to appoint the New Prime Minister Liz Truss, where she was looking visibly weak, and the flocking of the royal family members to the Balmoral residency.
Although the Queen was in Scotland, crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace after hearing the news about her health. A statement was released on September 8, 2022. “Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”
According to UK Radio Network Classic FM, the Queen has a Bachelor of Music from the University of London and a Doctor of Music from the University of Wales, which were awarded to her before she became Queen. She also used to play the piano and sing with her sister Princess Margaret during their childhood.
In June 2022, the biggest musicians came together to perform outside Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Even though she didn’t appear on stage, the Queen performed a skit with Paddington bear, which was shared via a pre-recorded video. British rock band Queen with Adam Lambert, Duran Duran, Sir Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Alicia Keys, and several other musicians and artists performed at this celebration.
In light of her majesty’s passing, we highlight a few of the eulogies and tributes shared by musicians and artists worldwide.