It was announced today that Queen Elizabeth II died today at her Balmoral Estate in Scotland.
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. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
The news spread quickly around the world, with world leaders and ordinary people fast to express their sympathy and praise.
It has, as expected, been confirmed that Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales will take her place, taking the title of King Charles III (ending many years of speculation he might opt for something different when the time came).
Liz Truss seems to have disclosed that the King will style himself King Charles lll – which was not inevitable pic.twitter.com/PO8sEY7gCM
— Robert Peston (@Peston) September 8, 2022
Below is a selection of messages of support from social media, that I hope will make it into the internet archive through this news post.
The Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, Jo Ropner, said: “It is with the most profound sadness that I have learnt of the death of Her Majesty the Queen.”
— North Yorkshire CC (@northyorkscc) September 8, 2022
— Lord Speaker (@LordSpeaker) September 8, 2022
It is with great sorrow that we learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. With our countrymen, we mourn the loss of the nation’s Monarch, who devoted her life in service to both country and Commonwealth.
Our sincere condolences are with the Royal Family at this time. pic.twitter.com/RxmxMEkcYc
— Reform UK (@reformparty_uk) September 8, 2022
This sad news brings to an end a remarkable 70 year era. The Queen has been a rock to us all in troubled times. Her shining sense of love for her country was displayed in her sense of duty and deep humility and service. She will be missed by all here and across the Commonwealth. https://t.co/imDcQVHgww
— Iain Duncan Smith MP (@MPIainDS) September 8, 2022
I express my condolences to the Royal Family and the British people.
The Queen was a patriot of the highest order and a role model for millions. I was honored to meet her, and there will never be another like her.
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) September 8, 2022
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died. I was a small boy in Canada when her father died, and I wondered why all the grown-ups in our house were so quiet. Now I know. There is now a massive empty space in all our lives. Goodbye, Ma’am, and thank you.
— ALLIANCE OF CONSERVATIVE VOTERS (@AllConsVot) September 8, 2022
I am profoundly saddened by the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Estonia mourns with her people and the @RoyalFamily.
Her sense of service and dedication to public duty were unparalleled. It’s the end of an era but her legend will live on and inspire. pic.twitter.com/hYSdQ49W4B
— Kaja Kallas (@kajakallas) September 8, 2022
God Bless Queen Elizabeth, her family, and our allies in the United Kingdom. https://t.co/pO1T18w5ug
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) September 8, 2022
Dee Dee and I are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family and the nation as they mourn this tremendous loss.
— Rep. Jody Hice (@CongressmanHice) September 8, 2022
Today the world mourns the loss of a remarkable woman, Queen Elizabeth II. A larger-than-life figure in history, her impact & commitment to the Royal Family, the people of the UK, the U.S, & the world will live on forever. SWFL is praying for all who loved & adored her. RIP 🇺🇸🏴 pic.twitter.com/PJaHUs3WaI
— Congressman Byron Donalds (@RepDonaldsPress) September 8, 2022
The heartfelt condolences of the people of Western North Carolina go out to the citizens of Great Britain and Royal Family.
Queen Elizabeth was a sterling example of strength, beauty, and grace on the international stage.
May she rest in eternal peace with God her creator.
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) September 8, 2022
Her Royal Majesty’s passing is not only a tragedy for England, Britain, the UK & Commonwealth but all decent people everywhere. Queen Elizabeth was our last link to a lost age of magic and glory, radiating our world with light. After a life of service she rests in God’s Kingdom.
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) September 8, 2022
The best friend corgis ever had
Respect, gratitude, condolences pic.twitter.com/NFxtq2g9Sm
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) September 8, 2022
NEW: Governor @GregAbbott_TX statement on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II
“The entire world is better to have had a strong, steady leader like Queen Elizabeth II, & we are forever honored to have had her as an ally to the U.S. & to Texas.” – Gov. Abbotthttps://t.co/5p5NVlvN3U
— Texans for Abbott (@AbbottCampaign) September 8, 2022
Our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and our friends in the United Kingdom. Her contributions to world history and her leadership will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Queen Elizabeth. https://t.co/gv59VuOgbZ
— New York GOP (@NewYorkGOP) September 8, 2022
Her Majesty The Queen provided stability, grace and noble leadership for over 70 years.
We are eternally grateful for her service.
God save the King. pic.twitter.com/jEsTIrudox
— University of Lincoln Conservative Society (@LincConSoc) September 8, 2022
The passing of Queen Elizabeth II is a major moment for Britain, Canada, and the world. It is a historic moment, a cultural moment, and a political moment. I will never forget where I was when I heard the news. There is so much yet to unfold.
— J.J. McCullough (@JJ_McCullough) September 8, 2022
There was a double rainbow outside Buckingham Palace this afternoon when The Queen passed away 🌈
She’s really left us 🥺 pic.twitter.com/7lllj1IRan
— Kayla Adams (@KaylaAdams___) September 8, 2022
As the flag is lowered to half mast over Windsor Castle an incredible rainbow appears over the castle, for a few minutes and then just like that it was gone…. pic.twitter.com/nOIQCAxWQQ
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisJack_Getty) September 8, 2022
70 years and 214 days on the throne
54 Commonwealth nations.
4000+ Acts of Parliament passed
600+ charities patronised
175,000+ telegrams to centenarians
15 Prime Ministers
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor.
God rest her soul. pic.twitter.com/OkBin3cFPM
— Samantha Smith (@SamanthaTaghoy) September 8, 2022
The world we have known is fading away.
God bless Elizabeth II, a Queen for our time.
God save the King. God save us all.
— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) September 8, 2022
A true legend of history. She and her family defied the Nazis and stood up to true evil, protecting freedom for the world. RIP. https://t.co/hLjsqJucZL
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 8, 2022
Condolences to our UK brothers and sisters https://t.co/GXKMue0gMi
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) September 8, 2022
God bless her and her family. https://t.co/ybD4m0Pqb3
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 8, 2022
Rest In Peace
Elizabeth Regina II pic.twitter.com/JylkSJLeff
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) September 8, 2022
— CANZUK International (@CANZUK) September 8, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II lived a tremendous life. Under her reign, the special relationship between the U.S and U.K. grew ever stronger.
She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 8, 2022
My sincere condolences to The Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
She will be remembered for her dedicated service at home, across the Commonwealth and around the globe. Her extraordinary service fostered peace and friendship worldwide.
— James Cleverly🇬🇧 (@JamesCleverly) September 8, 2022
On behalf of the Government and people of Israel, I send my condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
She leaves behind an unparalleled legacy of leadership and service.
May her memory be for a blessing.
— Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM) September 8, 2022
— Burton Brink for State Assembly (@LASDBrink) September 8, 2022
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 8, 2022
Statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1/3) pic.twitter.com/kDN6cW8Njp
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) September 8, 2022
Just in via TruthSocial: Trump statement on passing of Queen Elizabeth pic.twitter.com/PnwudFVZ7K
— Jenn Pellegrino (@JennPellegrino) September 8, 2022
Premier David Burt: “On behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda, I express sincere condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom.”
— Bermuda Government (@BdaGovernment) September 8, 2022
Perhaps the greatest public servant in history. Regardless of anyone’s views on the institution of monarchy, everyone will remember her for what she represented: duty, dignity, selflessness, patriotism. And through it all, that wonderful smile. RIP. pic.twitter.com/wy9rpYWK1Z
— steve hilton (@SteveHiltonx) September 8, 2022
London taxi drivers have lined up outside Buckingham Palace to pay their respects to The Queen, one said ‘she’s the only constant we’ve all had in our lives’ https://t.co/tWZJsfugBt pic.twitter.com/3aChM2ynGn
— ITV News (@itvnews) September 8, 2022