Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has died of old age. This emerges from the death certificate of the monarch, who died on September 8 at the age of 96 on her Scottish country estate of Balmoral. She died at 3.10pm local time (4.10pm BST), according to the excerpt of the document released by a Scottish authority on Thursday.
According to the death certificate, the authorities were informed of the death of the Queen by her daughter Princess Anne (72). "I was fortunate to spend the last 24 hours of my mother's life with her," she said after the Queen's death.
The Queen was buried on September 19 in a historic state funeral in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The castle and the church where she was buried have been open to visitors again since Thursday.
Buckingham Palace announced the Queen's death at 6.30pm on September 8, saying she "died peacefully at Balmoral Castle".
The chapel at Windsor Castle, where Queen Elizabeth II was buried, opened to the public on Thursday for the first time since her death. Hundreds of people lined up outside the grounds to pay their respects to the monarch.
The monarch's tomb is in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. A hand-carved slab of black Belgian marble has the Queen's name engraved in brass letters along with the names of her husband, mother and father. Visitors must purchase a Windsor Castle admission ticket to view the chapel and tomb. The price for adults is £26.50 (EUR 29.90) from Sunday to Friday and £28.50 (EUR 32.10) on Saturdays.
One of the first visitors was 65-year-old Anne Daley from Cardiff, who arrived at the castle at 7.30am, well before the official 10am opening. She was also one of the first in line as tens of thousands of people marched through Westminster Hall in London for four days to see the Queen's coffin ahead of the funeral.
Daley said she gets very emotional when she thinks about the death of the Queen or her husband last year. "The castle feels empty and gloomy," she said. "You've lost the queen, you've lost the duke, you've lost the corgis."