EFE - BRITAIN ROYALTY - ACE - CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FMA001. London (United Kingdom), 15/06/2013.- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives to Horse Guards Parade for the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, Britain, 15 June 2013. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour the Queen's official birthday. EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA BRITAIN ROYALTY - LONDON - United Kingdom - FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA - FA BL | EFE
On September 8, 2022, a dark cloud hung over the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms when it was officially announced at 6.30pm that the Queen had died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was the longest-living and longest-reigning British Monarch. Aged 96 years at her death, she had served 70 years as the queen. Many people of my age have not known any other British Monarch except Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.