Queen Elizabeth II died while close family were en route to Balmoral, death certificate confirms

Using her full name, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, the certificate lists the late Queen as widowed following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh in April last year.

Her occupation was simply: “Her Majesty the Queen.” Her “usual address” was listed as Windsor Castle, to which she moved during the Covid pandemic and which she considered home in the last few years of her reign.

The document is signed by Anne, the Princess Royal, who is named as the “informant” on the document and would have notified the local registrar of her mother’s death.

The Princess, who accompanied her mother’s coffin as it travelled from Balmoral to London via Edinburgh, has said: “I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest mother’s life.”

The document records the certified registered medical practitioner as Dr Douglas James Allan Glass, a local GP who held the title of Apothecary to the Queen.

The certificate sheds further light on the events of the day of the late Queen’s death, which saw Buckingham Palace confirm at 12.34pm that doctors were concerned for her health and that she was “comfortable” under their supervision.

Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie flew by RAF plane from Northolt at 2.39pm and landed in Aberdeen at 3.50pm.


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