Queen Elizabeth Cause of Death

National Records of Scotland releases her cause of death as part of national register of national register of deaths.

Earlier this month Queen Elizabeth II died in Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96.

Now a newly published extract from her death certificate reveals that the official cause of her death was "old age."

The certificate was published as part of the register of deaths by the National Records of Scotland.

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It states that Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died at 3:10 p.m. on Sept. 8 and that her daughter Princess Anne was the one to register the queen’s death.

Three hours later news of her death was announced to the public.

According to the BBC, ‘“Old age" is only usually given as the sole cause of death in very limited circumstances.

"This would be where the certifying doctor has personally cared for someone over a long period; where a gradual decline has been observed and where a doctor is not aware of any identifiable disease or injury contributing to a death."

On the certificate, the queen’s name is listed as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor and her occupation is listed as Her Majesty The Queen.

On the day that the queen’s coffin arrived to Buckingham Palace after traveling from Balmoral, 72-year-old Anne released a statement in which she said that she was “fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest Mother’s life.”

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She went on, “It was an honour and a privilege to accompany her on her final journeys.”

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