Queen Elizabeth II Dies At 96 Years


Queen Elizabeth II, died on Thursday at her summer estate in Scotland, a situation that has pushed the whole world into a bereaving moment.

The queen’s death at Balmoral Castle, was announced by Buckingham Palace at 6:30 p.m.

Her eldest son and heir, Charles has now been elevated to the throne as Britain’s first king since 1952, taking the name King Charles III.

Kenyans are greatly affiliated with Queen Elizabeth II because her rise to the throne came during her visit to the country.

The queen arrived in the country as a princess at 25, she was at the Treetops Hotel in Nyeri county on the night her father, George VI,56, died 60 years ago on 6 February 1952.

She was not told until the following afternoon, while at the fishing lodge at Sagana in the foothills of Mt. Kenya when Prince Philip relayed the devastating news.

The lodge had been given to the princess as a wedding gift by the then Kenyan governor, Philip Mitchel, so that she could enjoy the beautiful view of wildlife and Mt. Kenya. 

King George VI was to accompany her daughter to the country but due to his unstable health he stayed in Britain.

The king after a delightful moment in the evening with his grandchildren, he retired to bed.

Early morning when his servant went to wake him up for a bath, he found the king’s body lifeless, a traumatizing moment that he had to share with the royal family.

King George VI ascended to the throne in 1936 upon the resignation of his brother, King Edward VIII.

This made the young Elizabeth heir being the first child of the King hence immediately assuming the throne upon the king’s death.


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