Queen Elizabeth II: This is the exact time the monarch died according to her death certificate

The Queen's death shook the nation exactly a year ago on 8 September 2022. Here are all the details in her death certificate.

The Queen’s cause of death revealed
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The Queen’s cause of death revealed

Queen Elizabeth II's death was one of the most tragic and unexpected events that took place in 2022. Millions who grew up with the royal as the face of the UK went into mourning that day.

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The Queen had been in ill health leading up to her death, which took her own family by surprise as well. The Buckingham Palace announced the news saying:

The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.

The exact cause of the Queen's death was revealed a few weeks later, and it stated that she did die of old age.

The Queen's death certificate released

Queen Elizabeth II's death certificate was released on Thursday 29 September by National Records of Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II died at 96 years old. She had suffered from 'episodic mobility issues' in the last years of her life. However, her death certificate reveals that she did indeed die from old age.

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The death certificate also reveals that she died at 3.10pm on 8 September.

It was not announced until 6.30pm when the official @RoyalFamilyTwitter tweetedthat she had 'died peacefully at Balmoral', as reported by inews.

Princess Anne, who was with her mother when she passed away, is named as the 'informant' on the document and would have notified the local registrar of Her Majesty's death. Princess Anne said:

I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest mother's life.

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