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Queen Elizabeth’s death certificate released

The death certificate of Queen Elizabeth II as released by the National Records of Scotland has clarified that she died of old age.

The certificate records the Queen died at 15:10 on September 8 in Balmoral Castle, at the age of 96.

The doctor who certified the death at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire was Douglas Glass, who Buckingham Palace says was an “apothecary to the Queen”.

When she was alive there was a curtain of privacy around the Queen’s health, and in her death, there remains some restraint, BBC reports.

Her cause of death is recorded as “old age”, without any further details.

Buckingham Palace had formally announced the Queen’s death at 18:30, with news organisations around the world immediately relaying the announcement that: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.”

Writing by Muzha Kucha