Queen Elizabeth II died of “old age” on September 8, at the age of 96, according to her death certificate, made public on Thursday.
The document released by the National Registrar of Scotland indicates the time of death of the monarch at 15.10 local time (14.10 GMT), some three hours before news of her death was made public.
The sovereign died at her residence in Balmoral Castle (Scotland), surrounded by close relatives in her last hours. The monarch had been treated at her home for a few days by doctors, who hours before her death reported that her health had worsened, without giving details.
Princess Anne registered her mother’s death, and 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. Glass was an apothecary to the Queen, her doctor in Scotland.
Months before her death, Elizabeth II had significantly reduced her public engagements and the Palace had admitted that she suffered from mobility problems. The monarch was buried in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on the 19th after having reigned for 70 years.