The Queen died from ‘old age’, death certificate shows

The Queen died at 3.10pm on September 8. Credit: PA

The Queen died from old age, her official death certificate has revealed.

Her late Majesty died on Thursday September 8 at 3.10pm, extracts from the document released by National Records of Scotland noted.

When paying tribute to her mother the Queen, the Princess Royal revealed she was with the head of state in her last moments.

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

The princess is named as the “informant” on the document and would have notified the local registrar of her mother’s death.

The death certificate of Queen Elizabeth II which reveals that her cause of death was old age. Credit: PA

Douglas James Allan Glass is noted as the certifying registered medical practitioner.

Old age was the only cause of death listed, with no other contributing factors.

Paul Lowe, the Registrar General for Scotland, confirmed that the Queen’s death was registered in Aberdeenshire on September 16 2022.

The Queen's family travelled to Balmoral on September 8 after doctor's became concerned for her health.

King Charles and the Queen Consort, who were staying on the Balmoral estate, arrived earlier on Thursday.

King Charles III places the the Queen's Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin. Credit: PA

A fleet of cars carrying the Duke of Cambridge, Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex arrived at Balmoral just after 5pm on the day the Queen died. Prince Harry, who had travelled separately, arrived shortly afterwards.

Charles was said to have been making regular morning visits to see his mother later in the summer as she continued to struggle with her mobility, with the unplanned visits considered highly unusual.

Her Majesty The Queen died aged 96, on September 8.

In a statement, the palace said: "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."

The announcement came after Buckingham Palace issued a statement earlier on Thursday that the Queen was under medical supervision at Balmoral after doctors became concerned for her health.

The Queen’s grandchildren mounted a vigil around her coffin as she lay in state at Westminster Hall Credit: Chris Jackson/PA

The Queen was laid to rest on September 19 following 70 years of service, after family, friends and the nation said a fond farewell to the late monarch.

She was buried alongside her beloved late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Extracts from her death certificate were released on the day Windsor Castle opened to the public for the first time since the period of royal mourning came to an end.Hundreds of people queued outside Windsor Castle as it opened to members of the public on Thursday.

It is the first opportunity the public have had to view the Queen’s final resting place and see the ledger stone in the George VI memorial chapel which is inscribed with her name