Queen Elizabeth II continued to serve her country and carry out her duties until the very end, as evidenced by one of the final photographs taken of her.
The photo was taken on September 6, 2018, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, only two days before her death, during a meeting between the Queen and the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss.
On Tuesday (local time), Truss flew to the royal family’s Scottish residence to accept Queen Elizabeth’s request to form a government.
In this picture, shot by PA photographer Jane Barlow, the Queen is seen appointing the fifteenth Prime Minister of her reign.
Due to mobility concerns, the Queen deviated from protocol and appointed Britain’s new Prime Minister at her Scottish residence, Balmoral Castle.
There was a public announcement made by Buckingham Palace on Thursday (local time) that the Queen had passed away at her Balmoral residence at the age of 96.
The family has announced that the Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort are staying another night in Balmoral before heading back to London tomorrow.
Truss paid tribute to the Queen outside Downing Street in London shortly after the news broke, stating, “The death of Her Majesty the Queen is a profound blow to the nation and the world.”
“Queen Elizabeth II gave us the strength and stability we required through thick and thin. She embodied the indomitable British spirit, and her legacy lives on.